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"Health is a fundamental human right:" Why we sued the Trump Administration

August 17, 2018
Recently, we in Baltimore City filed suit against the Trump Administration for intentionally and unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I am gravely concerned for the wellbeing of my patients, my city, and millions of individuals who are finding themselves unable to afford health care...
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We Are MomsRising, Cyndi from Indiana

August 1, 2018
In our second installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Cyndi in Indiana who benefited from the Affordable Care Act. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . Without the [Affordable Care Act], my whole family would have lost our...
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How Trump’s immigration policies are harming children and future generations

July 31, 2018
Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects—right now and potentially long term—on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s youngest residents. Now, the White House is considering another deeply damaging policy. Draft changes to the “public charge” rule would put immigration status at risk if immigrant families seek access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Through The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are working with advocates across the country to fight back. Learn more and join us at https://bit.ly/PIFresources .
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MI: Speak out for Medicaid!

July 27, 2018
Our family’s health is important! Medicaid is health insurance that makes it possible for 2.4 million low-income children and adults in Michigan to get and stay healthy —making sure they can work and take care of their families. It allows them to see a doctor when they are sick, get check-ups, buy...
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Everything You Need to Know About We Are MomsRising!

July 24, 2018
I don’t know about you, but lately the doom and gloom of politics makes my head spin. It is hard to not only keep up with what is happening but also on what to make of it all. When everything feels like it is going wrong, it is more important than ever to find moments of inspiration. For me, one of...
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We Must Pay More Attention to Pregnant Women

July 23, 2018
By: Dr. Mary Pell Abernathy It all started out innocent enough. She was being induced because she had been treated for breast cancer during her pregnancy. The goal was to get her delivered early (37 weeks) so that she could continue her treatment for breast cancer and improve her chance of...
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The Human Needs Report: House Labor-H bill, migrant family amendments, a SCOTUS nominee, threats to the ACA, and more

July 23, 2018
Read on for the latest on the House Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, migrant family separations, proposed SNAP cuts, reactions to the Supreme Court nominee, threats to the ACA, and more.
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Join us Wednesday for a chat about Pride Month and LGBTQ Health!

June 18, 2018
Please join us on 6/20/18 at 2pm ET for a bilingual #WellnessWed Tweetchat about Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Health! Details Topic: Pride Month and LGBTQ Health; Mes del Orgullo LGBTQ Y Salud de la Comunidad LGBTQ Date: Wednesday, 6/20/18; Miércoles, 20 de junio de 2018 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM ET Hashtags: #...
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Birth Equity: Start by Supporting and Respecting Doulas

June 12, 2018
Every year at this time we celebrate mothers and fathers for the important role they play in supporting our families. And yet as a society we don’t do enough to truly help mothers who face unique challenges on the road to birthing and raising children. Between 700 and 1200 mothers die during...
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Tell Gov. Snyder: VETO Medicaid work requirements bill!

June 7, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: The Michigan Legislature has passed their terrible, horrible, harmful, and unnecessary Medicaid work requirements bill , and it will be heading to Governor Snyder’s desk in the coming days. This is our last chance to speak out and stop this bill, which would take away the health care...
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