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The Human Needs Report: What Congress did - and didn't do - at the end of 2017, and what's on tap for early 2018

January 11, 2018
A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things stand? The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a brief rundown on Congress’s spending work, the tax cut bill, immigration, health care, and more.
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Why I Take Heart Health So Seriously

February 7, 2018
By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant. We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or...
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Cold, Cruel, Calculated Sabotage, Yet Again

January 7, 2018
There seems to be no end to the Trump administration’s efforts to sabotage the health insurance market and take meaningful coverage away from people who need it most. The Association Health Plan rule the administration released this week would allow insurers to sell junk health plans that fail to...
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I am Permanently and Totally Disabled because of my pregnancy

January 5, 2018
In 2011, I made a decision to have a second child. I knew it would be risky. My first pregnancy was hard and I had hyperemesis gravidarum so bad that I was on bed rest my entire first trimester. I also have lupus and a weak immune system . Lastly, I was finally starting to make some traction in my...
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My 2018 To Do List

December 31, 2017
For me, 2017 was an overwhelming marathon of organizing, educating and activating, all in the service of trying to save access to health care for millions. Much has been said of the wins and of the losses. But today is for looking forward. What can we do -- and should we do -- in 2018? Where will...
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Will you help me save mothers’ lives?

December 27, 2017
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a Senior Fellow at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She and Black Lives Matter just received the Sydney Peace Prize for their work. She survived serious complications after childbirth, and has now dedicated her energies to saving mothers’ lives! Can you...
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This Is No Way to Run a Country

December 22, 2017
It is truly appalling that the continuing resolution Congress passed today to fund the government through January 19 fails to include adequate funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and protections for DREAMers. As a result, millions of families will face fear and uncertainty...
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This Is a Sad Day for Our Nation

December 22, 2017
Today, in a desperate attempt to claim a single legislative victory in 2017, President Donald Trump signed the GOP’s atrocious tax bill into law. Trump ran on the promise that he would stand up for working families, yet the legislation he signed today will plunge the country deeper into debt, cause...
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SIGN OUR LETTER telling Congress to do their job!

December 20, 2017
The clock is tick…tick…ticking! And we are still fighting for families in our nation. The GOP just pushed through a destructive tax plan while ignoring some important work that has to be done before 2018—and we are doubling down. The U.S. Congress is on the clock to pass a funding bill by 11:59 pm...
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I'm a Nurse and I Cannot Afford My Children's Medical Insurance

December 18, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to share how I have tirelessly fought for my children's health at a CHIP event on the Capital with MomsRising and Senator Stabenow. My name is Connie Cavara. I’m a nurse and a single mom to three beautiful children, including Carmen and Diego, who attended the event...
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