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Health Care

New Campaign Works to Ensure Older Adults Receive the Best Health Care Possible

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Today, the National Partnership for Women and Families, National Health Law Program (NHeLP), and Community Catalyst, launched the Campaign for Better Care to ensure that health reform works for older adults with multiple health problems.  “Millions of older people with multiple chronic conditions and their families are counting on reform to improve coordination and care. … Read More

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Research on Childhood Obesity Highlights Need for Prevention

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New research released in the most recent issue of the medical journal, “Pediatrics,” suggests that minorities may be disproportionately likely to become obese.Researchers considered more than a dozen risk factors that can lead to obesity, such as smoking during pregnancy, improper nutrition, bad sleeping habits, and increased access to television, and found that, in nearly … Read More

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Without Reform, Millions of Americans Could Their Lose Health Care Coverage

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nearly seven million Americans, primarily people in working families, will lose their health coverage by the end of 2010 if no major policy changes take place before then, according to a new report by Families USA, (PDF) a progressive health care advocacy group. In 2007, the year with the latest available figures, the Census Bureau found … Read More

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New Proposal Fills the ‘Doughnut Hole’ for Medicare Recipients

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last week, the Obama administration announced a proposal that would cut in half the prescription drug costs for all Medicare recipients who fall into a coverage gap in their drug plans. As the nation’s largest federal health care program, Medicare covers nearly 40 million Americans, primarily seniors over the age of 65 and people with … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Call for Health Coverage for Millions of Uninsured Children and Pregnant Women

Monday, April 20, 2009

The newly-formed coalition is urging Congress to pass legislation this year that guarantees that all children and pregnant women have access to comprehensive, affordable health care. The United States has “one of the highest low-weight birth rates in the world,” said Marian Wright Edelman, president of CDF.  Ms. Edelman added that we must stop “the … Read More

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