Celebrating the Death of the Health Insurance Industry Status Quo
Nov05

Celebrating the Death of the Health Insurance Industry Status Quo

I’m making myself crazy – I’ve been following the daily media coverage of the Affordable Care Act and I just can’t stop.  It’s like a bad accident.  I shouldn’t look, because it’s awful and messy and gruesome and I really do just want to drive by and get out of the way, but then at the last minute I look over and I get freaked out. As a lay expert on the new healthcare law, I understand that...

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Ready, Set GO Obamacare!
Sep06

Ready, Set GO Obamacare!

The question of US action in Syria is at the top of the headlines — but while pundits and politicians debate, the Department of Health and Human Services is busy gearing up for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” The Health Insurance Marketplace — aka “the Exchanges” — will open on October 1 (less than one month!), allowing ordinary Americans to shop...

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Diana Nyad’s Message for All of Us
Sep02

Diana Nyad’s Message for All of Us

Follow MOMocrats with Bloglovin Yesterday, swimmer and journalist Diana Nyad proved to the world how much one woman can accomplish when she puts her mind and body into it: How can we talk about the weekend news without mentioning the amazing feat performed by swimmer Diana Nyad yesterday? After swimming scross the 110 mile shark-infested waters between Cuba and Florida, the 64-year-old long distance champion said this: “I have three...

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Fourth of July Leftover News
Jul05

Fourth of July Leftover News

We’re still savoring our Fourth of July leftovers: grilled veggies and meats… and news items we weren’t able to get to until now… … Like this Ms. Magazine blog post commemorating the century that has passed since women in New York launched their suffrage campaign. The right to vote did not come easily, and as we have learned over the last ten days, it can be eroded and even lost in an instant — so...

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Women Must Make Their Voices Heard and Vote!
Oct26

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Women Must Make Their Voices Heard and Vote!

by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand For so many Americans, this year’s elections represent a true turning point. For our middle class and poor families, it’s about whether they’ll continue to have access to the American dream. For our seniors, it’s about whether they’ll have a guaranteed benefit they’ve paid into all their lives. And for our immigrants, it’s about whether we’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform and allow so...

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