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To App or Not to App: American Psychiatric Association Issues Guidelines to Evaluate Mental Health Apps

February 13, 2017
In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps. The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit. Over 250,000 health apps are currently available with...
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Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act Miss First Deadline but Still Push Forward

February 10, 2017
Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Trump took steps to continue the GOP’s pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act. His Republican counterparts on Capitol Hill, however, missed their first self-imposed deadline on passing legislation to do so. President Trump signed an executive...
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Price Confirmation Puts Our Nation’s Health Care System at Risk

February 10, 2017
In another cynical, partisan vote, the U.S. Senate last night confirmed Rep. Tom Price to serve as the nation’s next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) – putting our country’s health care system at risk. This confirmation will exacerbate the deep anxiety that moms and caregivers...
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Medicaid Fulfills Crucial Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs Like My Daughter

February 10, 2017
My daughter Caroline is alive because of Medicaid. The medications, the equipment and the nursing care that have helped us manage her severe disability would not be possible without the federal program’s support. Now, with Congress and the White House considering cuts and restructuring for Medicaid...
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Why I'm Joining the Moral March on Raleigh

February 9, 2017
I have lived in North Carolina since I was two years old, and now I'm raising my son here. I have personally been from Murphy to Manteo (not all in one day!) and I truly love this state. I attended the very first HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) 11 years ago, and almost all of them since...
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Attend a town hall near you to speak out for healthcare!

February 7, 2017
First - You’re a rock star! Below you will find a treasure trove of information to make attending a town hall to advocate for healthcare the best it can be. Remember, if you can’t find a town hall near you, you can always swing by your members’ of Congress office near where you live to share your...
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Mandy in Louisiana

February 7, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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It’s time to use our “outside voices” for healthcare!

February 7, 2017
It’s time to use our “outside voices” for healthcare! Members of Congress will be at home during the month of February, and many are hosting Town Halls to hear from constituents like you. Your voice is needed, and is powerful, and we hope you can go to a local event with your member of Congress. (...
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Five Ways to Be a Kickass Healthcare Advocate!

February 7, 2017
As you have probably heard by now, Congress is trying to repeal health coverage by gutting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a big deal. Independent, credible experts agree that a repeal of the ACA without an immediate replacement would leave almost 30 million people uninsured, including 4...
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Washington State MomsForce: 5 Actions in 5 Minutes

February 3, 2017
Wow – it has been a big week. Families in Washington state and across the country are still reeling from the harmful directives coming from the new administration. Now, more than ever, Washingtonians are counting on the power of state and local advocacy to move the dial for children and families...
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