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I am sick of Crowdfunding for Healthcare

May 24, 2017
I have had it. This morning I got another GoFundMe request in my inbox. This time it is to support the treatment for the mother of a teammate on my son’s lacrosse team. She will need to have surgery in the next two weeks to remove a brain tumor. I don’t know her well, but I do know she is a single...
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MomsRising Reacts to Release of the CBO Score Of the American Health Care Act

May 24, 2017
Moments ago, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican health care plan that was passed by the US House of Representatives. According to the CBO scoring, an estimated 23 million more people would be uninsured under the House legislation than under current law by 2026...
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Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since 2010

May 24, 2017
Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the...
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Sign on—If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re on the menu.

May 23, 2017
Awful doesn’t even come close to describing it. The American Health Care Act (AHCA/Trumpcare) bill, which recently passed the U.S. House, is a disaster for women's health. It cuts 24 million people from health care and puts pregnancy—among other things—on the pre-existing condition list, which is...
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5 Urgent Actions for This Week!

May 22, 2017
It's GO TIME! We need all hands on deck! We’ve got to protect families in the national budget and push back against the disastrous American Health Care Act. It takes just a minute to have a big impact. So get YOUR week off to a great start, and take action on the important #5Actions below. Thank...
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March for Moms in Washington DC

May 22, 2017
Did you know that The rate of American moms who die in childbirth has been rising for 20 years, worse than any other developed nation? The surge in the rate of babies born dangerously early, is unmatched in the past eight years? There's an epidemic of stress and depression among parents due to the...
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Moms need health care before, during, and after pregnancy

May 17, 2017
By Alison Stuebe, MD Last week, Americans spent more than $23 billion on Mother’s Day gifts. On Sunday morning, moms woke up to jewelry, bouquets of flowers, and scattered crumbs between the sheets after so many breakfasts in bed. How was this different from any other second Sunday in May? This...
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Quick #5Actions!

May 15, 2017
Fun fact: Taking action on issues that really matter to families, our economy and our country can help you have a great week! Nothing is more inspiring than joining tens of thousands of other people in speaking out — and that's a feeling that lasts. Because together, we're a groundswell of parent...
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Moms Are Speaking Out for Health Care! Natalie from North Carolina #ProtectOurCare

May 11, 2017
Today, MomsRising volunteer, Natalie, spoke on Capitol Hill about why quality, affordable health care coverage is important to her family and our country. Here is her powerful story: "When my husband and I decided to start a family nine years ago, we were excited about our future and never even...
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Moms Are Speaking Out for Health Care! Cyndi from Indiana #ProtectOurCare

May 10, 2017
Today, MomsRising volunteer, Cyndi, testified to Congress at a hearing on Capitol Hill about why quality, affordable health care coverage is important to her family and our country. Here is her powerful story: " I come from a background of generational poverty in the hills of southern Indiana. My...
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