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There is Nothing Like This, But I Have Faith

November 16, 2010
I was laid off from my job about three months ago. Unemployment today is unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime. First of all, it was completely unexpected. Another major adjustment was to get used to a check of $494 biweekly and $25 worth of food stamps per month. Unfortunately, since I...
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While Congress Debates Tax Cuts for Millionaires Emergency Unemployment Benefits Could Expire for Millions of Jobless Workers

November 16, 2010
by Jasmine Tucker The unemployment situation is dire, especially among those who have been jobless for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, the situation is not likely to get better any time soon—national unemployment in October was above nine percent for the 18th consecutive month and is...
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Families Like Ours Need Help

November 16, 2010
The loss of my husband's job could not have come at a worst time for us. I work part-time at a supermarket, and the way the economy is my hours were further cut. The unemployment checks we received helped a great deal, and we were able to survive. But our nightmare began after the year was up, and...
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Will Congress Be the Grinch that Stole Christmas?

November 16, 2010
This time of year, many are planning their Thanksgiving menu and visits with family over the holidays and New Year. But a huge number of Americans are facing a much colder holiday season. Unless Congress acts now, two million workers will find it difficult to even put food on the table once their...
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Stephen King, can you write about losing unemployment insurance?

November 16, 2010
This Halloween, we asked MomsRising members to share their stories of the scary job market and the response was, indeed, frightening. We received over a hundred stories from all across the country sharing the trauma of not being able to find work during a time in which there's only one job opening...
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Today’s Lesson: Always Read Nutrition Facts

September 30, 2010
Sometimes, even a healthy food isn’t so healthy. Take, for example, the package of bison hot dogs I received recently for review . Bison, I know, is an incredibly healthy meat, especially when compared to beef: it’s lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol. So surely hot dogs made from bison would...
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My Backyard Meeting With President Obama

September 27, 2010
Who would have thought that a short one-paragraph post on about my personal experience with the new healthcare reform act would lead to me meeting President Obama! But that's exactly what happened. About a week after I posted the exciting news that my family's new health insurance...
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Mama Grizzlies for Health Reform (Heck yah, we're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids)

September 24, 2010
There's been a lot of media coverage lately about the rise of high profile political moms in the Tea Party movement, and, of course of Sarah Palin herself who's said, "You don't want to mess with moms who are rising up... you don't want to mess with Mama Grizzlies." But what's been less sensational...
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A Doctor’s RX for Healthy Children

September 24, 2010
As a pediatrician, I see the best and the worst of our health care system. I see very ill children whose families cannot afford to get them the medicine or treatment they need. I see children who have not received basic preventive care and who are sicker than they should be. I see children who have...

10 major new health reform benefits take effect today

September 23, 2010
Major new health reform benefits take effect today to help keep health insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans. Starting today, insurers will be required to: Keep you covered when you get...