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#Healthcare Call to Action:

📱Call Senators (202) 224-3121 to #ProtectOurCare #ACA #SaveMedicaid ⚕️
🛑Stop the @GOP @SenateGOP🛑
➡️#HoldTheFloor @TheDemocrats & #GOP who care about Citizenry

Two #healthcare quotes for the price of one from Senator Bernie Sanders:

“The goal of real healthcare reform must be high-quality, universal coverage in a cost-effective way.”

“When we talk about the healthcare crisis in America we’ve got to also be talking about the dental crisis and how to address it.”

-Bernie Sanders

 

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Using IT for Political Advocacy

February 27, 2017 Leave a comment

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While many citizens choose Twitter and/or Facebook to advocate for important causes (or just vent), it’s definitely not the only weapon in the advocacy arsenal.

Countable and VoteSpotter are two apps enabling social advocates and political junkies to obtain info regarding issues and bills, so citizens can respond in real time to their elected officials.

We need everyone to fight for our Rights. Please contact your elected officials and tell them what’s important in your life. Remember, they work for you.

Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans – working families, children, the elderly, the poor – or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question. -Bernie Sanders

 

 

 

It’s One Year on July 4th: How I Kicked the Habit

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While almost everyone seems to kick the habit as a new year’s resolution, I didn’t; instead, I chose a holiday in a month that celebrates independence: July 4th. It was so much easier to quit when I was active in places where you couldn’t smoke, so by the time winter came along, I already had months of not smoking under my belt. I’m not saying it was easy to quit, but it sure was a heck of a lot easier than previous goes, and this July 4th, I’ll be one year cigarette and cigar free. Other dates to consider quitting for you, your family, your friends and/or to honor someone or something are Memorial Day, Labor Day, a special birthday or anniversary. All you have to do is pick out a special day in your most active season and start the countdown! (And completely forget it on occasion just so you don’t drive yourself crazy.)

Oh and one other secret was starting a new activity. I boarded pets in my home; not only wouldn’t I smoke, but petting them and taking care of them took up tons of time and shunned the thought of smoking on more than one occasion! Since then, I adopted one of my boarder pets, so it’s a done deal. I’m committed.

Lastly, I wrote things down I didn’t like that I associated with the habit, such as smells and other adverse effects. I left the list where I could easily access it if I felt my resolve slipping.

Well, I hope these wee secrets help! Good luck and the best of health to you and yours!

Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure. – Martha Beck, Sociologist

 

SCOTUS Ruling Means Millions Of Americans No Longer At Risk To Lose Health Insurance Subsidies

Finally, #SCOTUS is on the right side of #History.

Consumerist

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The Affordable Care Act scored a major victory today as the Supreme Court upheld provisions allowing the government to provide tax subsidies for consumers who purchased insurance through the program,although their statesdon’t have anofficial insurance exchange of their own.

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Recycle Yourself: Donate Life

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It’s the last day of Donate Life Month, but it’s never too late to sign up for organ donation and give the gift of life. You can check out more information about organ donation and registration at National Donate Life Month | Donate Life America and GoRecycleYourself.

 

You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran

Is Your State on the Patient Dumping List?

 

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Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Over the past five years, 20 states made the Patient Dumping list. States include Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. To see the full list with patient-dumping details, please visit the website of the Office of the Inspector General for the United States by clicking the image above.

Please note, the list only includes known cases.

 

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.”
― Walter Cronkite

One Day Left to Access Health Insurance

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I signed up and hope you did, too. There’s one day left to access health insurance for 2014, so take care of you and yours and sign up at Healthcare.gov today.
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. – Buddha
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