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Why I Work to Make Sure Families #GetCovered

November 17, 2015
The first time I met the couple was at an outreach event I had planned for Medicaid enrollment. I was working in my home state of Connecticut as a program manager on a grant to help enroll families for Medicaid. While I was able to connect many families with the health insurance they needed, I met...
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What you need to know about #AntibioticResistance

November 16, 2015
This week, the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention are recognizing World Antibiotic Awareness Week and 'Get Smart' on Antibiotics Week , respectively, in efforts to address a major and growing threat to public health: antibiotic resistant infections. These...
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Join Us For a Special Tweetchat to #GetCovered!

November 12, 2015
If you missed our Wellness Wednesday chat last week on open enrollment and still have questions about your healthcare coverage, we invite you to join us, What to Expect author Heidi Murkoff and senior advisor to the President and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls , Valerie Jarrett...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: The State of Uninsured Children

November 12, 2015
Georgetown's Center for Children and Families released their annual report on the child uninsured rate. This week's chat was dedicated to the findings of the reports as we spoke with CCF as well as various organizations throughout the U.S. that participated in the study. The results might surprise...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Open Enrollment 2015

November 4, 2015
This week's Wellness Wednesday had guests @GetCoveredUS, @ChildDefender, @Out2Enroll and @TheHealthyMommy talking all about open enrollment and how to stay covered. Check out the Storify below to access important resources and information!
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What’s Your Vision for How You Want to Live?

November 5, 2015
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable . Seneca Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and neighbors as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on work/life balance. So after...
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Five Things You Should Know for Open Enrollment

November 3, 2015
It’s a lovely time of year! I’m seeing leaves of all different colors, pumpkins (and spice!) everywhere, boots & sweaters galore, and…. the health insurance marketplace is open! There are a few changes around open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act this year. So take a moment to review...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Paid Sick Days

October 28, 2015
This week we had a lively chat with the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Did you know that 87% of Americans unable to take a paid sick day? Read on for important information and resources! [ View the story "#WellnessWed and #PaidSickDays" on Storify ]
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I had a stroke at 29

October 29, 2015
5:20 a.m., ICU Sean fills the basin with hot water and places it nearby. He’s still bleary with sleep and questioning my sanity, my need to do this—now. He brings the comb he picked up on his way in one night and the conditioner we use at home, and that’s what it smells like. Home. Slowly,...
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This Professor’s Secret Could Save Your Life

October 28, 2015
Professors lead cushy lives. They get to stroll the grounds of stately, ivy-covered campuses, tailed by flocks of eager students who revere them as intellectual giants. Or so I’d always thought. Then I met Susan . Susan is a smart, highly educated professor. She lives in the Tacoma area where she...
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