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The 8 Head Smacker Budget

March 20, 2015
The House Budget Committee recently released its FY 2016 budget proposal . There were just too many Head Smackers in it to narrow it down to one, so we came up with eight. Below are slides highlighting the most Head Smacking parts of it. The Coalition on Human Needs' SAVE for All Campaign has four...
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Congress wants to cut Medicaid. Moms can’t let them!

March 20, 2015
Some members of Congress want to pass a budget that slashes the funding to Medicaid and makes permanent changes that would deny healthcare to millions of families. No way---moms can't let them!
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Don't Leave Children Short

March 20, 2015
Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians will continue to give seniors the care they need is widely considered must-pass...
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De camino a Hispanicize

March 18, 2015
Voy rumbo a la conferencia de Hispanicize en Miami. Es la primera vez que voy a una conferencia como bloguera y activista (aunque tengo para decirles que todavía me falta tiempo para acostumbrarme a la palabra “activista”). Estoy emocionada en varios frentes. La semana que viene cumplo mis 40 (¡...
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On the Road to Hispanicize

March 18, 2015
I am headed to the Hispanicize conference this week. It’s the first time that I go to a conference as both a blogger and an activist (can I just say I’m still not used to that word?). I’m excited on so many fronts. Next week is my 40th birthday (woohoo!). I’m hoping to be able to celebrate it with...
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Speaking Out for CHIP

March 7, 2015
I've volunteered as a mentor for inner-city at-risk youth for 20 years and have always been passionate about issues concerning women and children. I first heard about MomsRising in 2006, when the organization started, and have been taking action online with the organization ever since. So, when I was contacted by MomsRising to see if I could attend a meeting at my Congressional Representative's office about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), I was nervous but sure I wanted to go.
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Celebrate Women's History Month: Take care of yourself

March 3, 2015
A smile spread across Amy’s face as she strolled out of her doctor‘s office with a clean bill of health yesterday. The sun was shining, and tulips were blooming, as her thoughts turned to planting her first crops of the season. “I love growing wholesome berries and vegetables, “ Amy beams. She and...
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MILLIONS could lose their health coverage because of one U.S. Supreme Court case

March 3, 2015
Just as the rate of uninsured adults has reached an all-time low , this access to affordable healthcare is under threat again. What’s the lowdown? Well, this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to eliminate the financial assistance for health coverage in...
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The U.S. Surgeon General Discusses Top Questions From Moms About the MMR Vaccine

February 27, 2015
We all want our children to be safe and healthy. Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease, but, fortunately, we can prevent it with immunizations. The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and the best way to protect your child against measles and other diseases. I understand...
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