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Story time: The fall of Roe v Wade did not silence us. It activated us.

November 15, 2022
Why is abortion critical for moms? America’s moms were faced with the unthinkable reality when the U.S. Supreme Court relegated our autonomy to the states, making our ability to access the reproductive health care we needed almost impossible. Everything changed for every woman, every family, and...
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Tell Congress “prioritize our families now!”

November 18, 2022
There are less than 7 weeks left in the year but WOW does Congress have some work to do! We have created a “to-do” list for Congress to keep them on schedule for delivering important policies for our families, children, and economy by the end of the year.
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Tell Congress to save lives by capping the price of insulin!

November 17, 2022
In August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which placed a $35 cap on insulin for people 65 and over and on Medicare. [1] This is a great start! But thanks to Republican politicians doing the bidding of Big Pharma, millions of people with diabetes on private insurance will still have to pay substantially more for insulin—in many cases, more than they can afford.
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Texas leaders: We need the maternal mortality data.

November 15, 2022
October 12, 2022 Texas is home to powerhouse women! From Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman to be elected to the Texas State Senate and represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, to a pioneer in the labor rights movement, Emma Tenayuca, who organized two international ladies' garment...
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Vets deserve full access to reproductive care, including abortion.

November 15, 2022
October 5, 2022 Reproductive and human rights are under attack for everyone in our nation since the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade. This includes reproductive rights for veterans. Veterans have been there for all of us when we needed them most and now it’s time to support...
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Open Enrollment is Here! 

November 1, 2022
Open Enrollment for 2023 health coverage begins TODAY, November 1st! As we move into the tenth Open Enrollment season, marketplace coverage continues to provide affordable, comprehensive coverage for those in need of options. We are so grateful for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s continued benefit...
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CMS Rule on Medicaid/CHIP enrollment

October 24, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to make it easier for people who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to get and stay enrolled in coverage. The newly proposed rule is critical because as of 2021, of...
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Help from an ACA Navigator gave my family peace of mind.

October 19, 2022
My name is Ansley, I live in NH, and I’m a proud stepmom. In the spring of 2021 our family lost employer provided health insurance due to slowdowns because of the pandemic. At about $2000 a month COBRA wasn’t an option for us on top of other bills we were juggling to pay. Like millions of other...
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Access to healthcare can give a family hope

October 19, 2022
My name is Amber MacQuarrie, I’m a single mom of two kids, and I would like to tell you what having access to healthcare has done for us. Healthcare is the reason my kids have a mother, at least twice over. It’s the reason my 9 year old daughter can now walk and no longer needs her wheelchair. It's...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, September 30, 2022

September 30, 2022
It’s Fall Y’all! As someone who lives in the south and had to deal with a very warm summer with lots of temperatures above 100, I can’t tell you how excited I am for sweater weather with cooler temps, changing colors, and all the things that come along with the autumnal season. It’s also a very...
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