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A Lifetime Limit Would Limit Violet's Life on Earth

March 23, 2011
Let's face it. At some point, we all get sick. And, sometimes lightning strikes and we, or our families, get sicker than we ever even wanted to imagine. Most people plan for healthy lives, try to eat healthy, and regularly pay insurance premiums. So it's not until lightning strikes that people...
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A Wish List for Moms & Moms-to-be

March 23, 2011
Co-Authored by Michelle Noehren & Michelle Pompei We’ve been advocates for women’s rights for a while and while we have been big supporters of advocating for working moms in particular, nothing really prepared us for what life would be like as we each started our own families. The inequities...
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Happy One Year Anniversary to the Affordable Care Act! A Blog-a-Thon to Keep America Moving Forward

March 23, 2011
As parents and caregivers know, reaching that first birthday is a big milestone. A lot of work and loving care is behind us, even as we look forward to the next stages of development. But who knew that we'd feel a similar sense of accomplishment with the one year anniversary of the passage of a law...
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How the Affordable Care Act Has Helped My Family

March 23, 2011
Before the Affordable Care Act, it was difficult for many members of my family to obtain coverage due to “pre-existing conditions.” Our family’s medical history includes our father's death due to a heart attack and stroke in 1990. Alzheimer’s disease is present in both our mother's side and father'...

La Reforma de Salud Un Gran Alivio Para Madres Latinas

March 23, 2011
En nuestra organización MamásSuperándose.org/MomsRising.org hemos escuchado a muchas madres latinas que nos dicen cuánto ha ayudado a sus familias el Acta del Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio. Madres como Tracy Muñoz, de Norfolk, Virginia, por ejemplo, no quieren regresar a los tiempos cuando no...
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What the Affordable Care Act Means for Latinos

March 23, 2011
At MomsRising.org, we’re starting to hear how the Affordable Care Act has made a real difference for Latino families. That’s why there is no turning back for Latina moms like Tracy Muñoz of Norfolk, Virginia. “My 21-year-old is taking a year off from school,” she wrote MomsRising. “He is having to...
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Must-see video: What Julie, Matt and baby Violet faced

March 23, 2011
Violet's story is about a little girl who unexpectedly faced big, big health issues. When her parents, Julie and Matt, tell their story, it's easy (and heartbreaking) to imagine being in their shoes. Have your tissues ready: Julie is a MomsRising member from California.
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Better benefits and better health for women

March 23, 2011
It's hard to believe it's been a year since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. But in the twelve months since it was signed, the law has already given Americans more freedom and control over their health care choices. The law’s key goals for America’s families: better benefits and...
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Health Reform: One Year Old and Good for Kids

March 23, 2011
In the year since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law on March 23, 2010, a sea of ink and digital bits have been spilled on every possible angle of commentary and advocacy about the law. But a year later, one simple conclusion deserves its share of...
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Though my son is still battling cancer, we've already won a victory

March 23, 2011
Our 7-year old son has been battling a rare cancer called a sarcoma for over 3 years. Unfortunately, this disease will be treated as a chronic condition for the rest of his life. I was so grateful and relieved the night that health care reform was finally passed back in December of 2009. We...
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