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Hattiesburg Mayor DuPree and City Council members are working to decrease the number of uninsured children in Mississippi!

March 30, 2015
Great news! Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Council members, Kim Bradley, Deborah Delgado, Carter Carroll, Mary Dryden, and Henry Naylor, are going the extra mile to make sure kids in Mississippi have the health coverage they need! Hattiesburg was awarded a grant through the National...
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Health is an LGBT equality issue.

March 30, 2015
Health is an LGBT equality issue. It's not quite as sexy of an issue as marriage equality or nondiscrimination—although it does overlap—and it is just as important. People in our LGBT community are more likely to be uninsured and in 2013, 1 in 3 low- and middle-income LGBT people were uninsured—...
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Families Need Stronger Protection Against Superbugs

March 27, 2015
Last year, President Obama formed the 'National Task Force for Combating Resistant Bacteria' to put together a 5-year plan to prevent what many experts see as the public health crisis of our time: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Its members released their plan this morning. It isn't bad, but it...
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Get Your Buns Covered

March 26, 2015
Mary first caught my eye as she strode down a busy thoroughfare in a flimsy hospital gown, with the sun glistening off (what looked like) her bare buttocks. "Uncovered” was the message on her sign. She and her friends, Seattle’s Raging Grannies , took to the streets that day, alongside thousands of...
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Moms Tell Their Stories About Medicaid

March 26, 2015
Read these moms' stories on how their families rely on Medicaid....and then take action to protect this important healthcare.
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When Mealtime is a Battleground

March 26, 2015
While many of us know how difficult motherhood can be, it’s easy to underestimate the amount of time and energy that goes into meal-planning for a growing child, a decision-making process that begins with breastfeeding and doesn’t stop there. Regardless of whether you are pregnant or the mother of...
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The ACA at Five: Incredible Progress Already and More to Come

March 25, 2015
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has had tremendously positive implications for the health and economic security of women and families. Today, President Obama launched a new forum to help achieve the law's full promise.
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Text, Talk, Act For Mental Health. Because Sometimes Our Kids Won't Come To Us.

March 24, 2015
As the parent of a high schooler and a tween, I relish those wonderful days- the days when my children are so excited to talk with me, to tell me all about what’s happening at school, what’s going on in their friends’ lives, and what triumphs and challenges they’re experiencing at the moment. And...
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These Moms Need Congress to Protect Medicaid!

March 23, 2015
Congress will be voting this week on a budget that slashes the funding to Medicaid and makes major changes that would likely result in families losing coverage. Million of families rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. Here are the stories of three moms who have used Medicaid.
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Quick Signature: Sign our open letter in support of children's health!

March 22, 2015
We’re afraid to jinx it…. but Congress might actually get something big accomplished for kids this month! A bipartisan group in Congress is making progress toward extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which is set to expire later this year! With talks heating up, it’s...
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