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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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Don’t Needlessly Put the Health of Children at Risk

June 6, 2018
In his May 22 Op-Ed in the Washington Post entitled “Democrats’ complaints about CHIP funding are hypocrisy in its purest form,” Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney attempts to defend his proposal to rescind or raid $7 billion out of the Children’s Health Insurance Program...
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CHIP Rescissions – Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

May 29, 2018
Two weeks ago, the Administration revealed its budget rescission proposal – $15 billion in rescissions, almost half of which would come from CHIP.
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Moms Summit recap!

May 29, 2018
In celebration of Mother’s Day 2018, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families. Leader Pelosi reached out to invite MomsRising's executive director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, to be among the leaders speaking at the event, and to invite...
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