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Marketplace coverage means peace of mind

February 7, 2014
The Health Insurance Marketplace is making it easier to find quality, affordable coverage. Millions of Americans are getting covered, many for the first time. More than 3 million have enrolled in private health insurance since October and 6.3 million were determined eligible for Medicaid or...
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News Roundup on Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women: Time to Rethink our Policies?

February 6, 2014
As Congress and state legislatures got back to work in the new year, issues of incarcerating and shackling pregnant women surfaced on many of their agendas. Progress on Shackling Women in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) may soon get relief from shackling. In...
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I support the FAMILY Act. Do you?

February 3, 2014
I took advantage of California Paid Family Leave after my baby was born. During that 12 weeks, I bonded with my baby by breastfeeding him as often and as long as possible; I also built a very good milk supply. By the time I went back to work when my little one turned 3 months old, I had two gallon...
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Covered CA goes bilingual!

January 31, 2014
Bilingual resources are essential in helping Latino communities get the information they need to enroll in new, affordable healthcare options. That’s why the Asegúrate in Spanish campaign is so important for Californians. The website offers resources on coverage options, frequently asked questions...
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TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to step up today!

January 30, 2014
“I can remember only a few years back when the MomsRising State of the Union BINGO card was nearly empty. Keep up the incredible work!” --Wendy, MomsRising member Two words you never thought you'd see together: Historic. BINGO. Tuesday night’s State of the Union address and MomsRising's related...
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A Step Closer to Pesticides Reporting in 2014

January 29, 2014
What do Maryland’s kids, our declining honeybees and fish have in common – and especially during this Maryland 2014 legislative session? Pesticides! High rates of childhood cancer, autism, ADHD and asthma in Maryland and elsewhere have been linked to pesticide exposures. Pesticides are also...
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Let's Blog4Health! Day One

January 28, 2014
To read more stories, click on "Let's Blog4Health! Day Two" and "Let's Blog4Health! Day Three." More than 10 million people have enrolled for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, millions more are still uninsured, paying too much for health insurance, or unaware that they...
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Texas Hospital Keeps Pregnant Body Functioning: Where Could This Lead?

January 24, 2014
By Barbara Coombs Lee, PA, FNP, JD, President Compassion & Choices Marlise Munoz is dead . She died Nov. 26 , probably of a pulmonary embolus, when she was 14 weeks pregnant. But John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas refuses to turn off the machines and let the family claim the body of...
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Obamacare is changing my family's life

January 24, 2014
Health insurance is a necessity for our family, not just a precaution. Unlike so many other families, we are thankfully covered under my husband’s health insurance at work, but 2 of our amazing 3 children have special needs. Both of our special needs kids depend on life changing therapies. Our son...
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Celebrating 40 Years of Strengthening Families

January 23, 2014
*Wait! Before you read on, it would greatly help us if you take this quick 7-question survey ! Thank you!* When you become a parent it seems like you have a ton of questions and not a lot of answers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place you could go that helps prepare you to become a parent? You...
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