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Fact of the Week: Nearly 8,500 Arkansans have been kicked off Medicaid since Sept. 1 due to harsh time limits

October 19, 2018
More than 4,100 Arkansans lost Medicaid coverage on Oct. 1, adding to the more than 4,350 adults in the state who were kicked off the Medicaid roles on Sept. 1. These nearly 8,500 adults lost their coverage due to the state’s harsh new work reporting requirements, which require beneficiaries to report at least 80 hours of work or work-related activities every month.
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Sign now to send a thank you to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford!

October 17, 2018
Many of us are still reeling from the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. But women and people who are concerned about the rights of survivors of sexual assault are ever more united in our conviction that the confirmation fight cannot be in vain and we will...
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Medicaid Transformation is happening. Here are three key items to watch.

October 5, 2018
Strong health insurance is at the core of ensuring that children and their caregivers have access to effective physical and behavioral health services. Child advocates, take note: Medicaid, the health insurance program for over 1 million North Carolina children, is in the midst of a full-scale “...
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Kavanaugh is a Threat to American Health Care

October 4, 2018
My aunt, Rima, is scared these days. She became concerned when President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court because she worried about what his confirmation would mean for our health care. The focus on the very serious,...
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Testimony for The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act House Subcommittee on Health 9.27.18

September 27, 2018
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Health as part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held on September 27, 2018. Click here to take action and encourage your member of Congress to support this bill. Hello, my name is Smita Nadia Hussain. I am...
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Fact of the Week: Drop in uninsured rates for low-income rural residents is three times larger in Medicaid expansion states

September 26, 2018
The uninsured rate for low-income adults has decreased in the last several years across America, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act. But small towns and rural areas of states that have expanded Medicaid have seen the sharpest decline in uninsured rates. That’s one of the findings of a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina Rural Health Research Program.
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Finding Care For My Son: "What happens if we don't find help?"

September 19, 2018
Today marked another in a winding stream of doctor’s visits to new doctors, trying desperately to find someone to take on my son’s case and help my family find some support. My seven year old is autistic. He speaks, but continues to struggle with communicating his needs, especially in constructive...
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Write a letter to the editor to speak out to #StopKavanaugh!

September 13, 2018
As I sit in my home here in Raleigh, NC awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Florence, I have an overwhelming and anxious feeling about all of the unknowns yet to come. We know there will be a huge amount of rain, wind, and downed trees, but we don’t know yet whether the impact will be a couple days...
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We must fix this! Women don’t have to die from childbirth

September 13, 2018
A bipartisan piece of legislation, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017, H.R.1318 in the House, and the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017, S.1112 in the Senate were introduced in March 2017 to address our nation's maternal mortality and morbidity crisis. Currently, the United States...
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Why Aren’t We Listening to Mothers?

September 12, 2018
Becoming a mom should be one of the best experiences of our lives. But for too many women who give birth in hospitals, childbirth itself isn’t the joyous event it should be. Instead, it’s fraught with frustration, medical interventions we don’t want or need, and health problems for moms and babies that were avoidable.
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