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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act

August 30, 2018
With maternal mortality rates on the rise in the United States, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces new legislation to help reduce maternal deaths, help hospitals implement best practices to prevent women from dying before, during and after childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world; the majority of these deaths are preventable. This crisis is even worse in communities of color, where Black women die at up to four times the rate of White women due to racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.
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MomsRising advocates to Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

August 30, 2018
In order to tackle the maternal mortality crisis that plagues our nation, legislators are taking heed. One particular legislation includes The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act. The purpose is to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and...
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We Are MomsRising, Nina from Arizona

August 28, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Nina in Arizona about how being able to access affordable health insurance (thanks to the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare!) helped her and her son. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog...
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Quick Signature—Say NO to Kavanaugh!

August 23, 2018
Right now, the Trump Administration and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are hoping you’re too distracted to notice their attempt at an extreme political takeover of the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the...
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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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