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Invest in Real Women’s Health, Not Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By | May 31st, 2017|Health Care, Issues, Reproductive Health|

Women and their access to health care has been in the news these past few weeks, as the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made headlines for what it potentially leaves out of women’s health care coverage – maternity/prenatal care; postnatal and newborn care; preventative reproductive and sexual health care (birth control, pap [...]

ACA Brings Success And Health

By | May 8th, 2017|Health Care, Issues, Perspectives, Uncategorized|

For ten years I struggled with anemia: ten years of periods that kept me at home. I couldn’t drive to the store without leaking blood on my clothes and car seat. I never had a good mattress for more than twenty-eight days. After that they all looked like crime scene evidence. I lost my job. [...]

Thanks, GOP!

By | May 6th, 2017|Activism, Federal News, Health Care, Opinion|

Well, they did it. They sucked the air out of the room. They clipped the wings of the resistance. A few short weeks after our jubilance over the defeat of the ill-conceived TrumpRyan “care” AHCA, they came back and passed it. They sure showed us. Wrong! This health bill is a complete joke. It has [...]

Accessing Healthcare As A Middle Class American

By | May 4th, 2017|Health Care, Issues|

Andrea Lorenz is a writer, mother of two and a former newspaper reporter from Texas who now lives in Charlotte. Before the Affordable Care Act, my family was struggling. Not in the worst sense — my husband and I both had professional jobs, and there were and still are people who are worse [...]

Finland, Values, and Phil Berger

By | May 3rd, 2017|Education, Equality, Health Care, Issues, North Carolina, Uncategorized|

Jennifer R. Mangrum, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNCG. On Easter Sunday, I arrived in Oulu, Finland.  Five of my student teachers from UNCG and I were going to work in Oulu International School for two weeks.   I knew we’d learn a lot but I didn’t realize [...]

The Future of Reproductive Rights in NC

By | April 24th, 2017|Health Care, Issues|

Tara Romano In June 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down its first major decision on abortion rights in over a decade, and it was a decision that reaffirmed the right of Americans to access abortion.  And in directly striking down a number of Texas laws as creating an [...]

H.R. 1313 Using Wellness Plans as a Loophole for Eugenics

By | April 7th, 2017|Corporate Influence, Federal News, Health Care, Issues, Perspectives|

  Judy Wolfe While attention was focused on the American’s Health Care Act, on March 8th, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved a bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (NC, District 5),  H.R. 1313 – Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. This bill would provide significant financial incentives for employees to share [...]

A letter to Representative David Rouzer

By | March 28th, 2017|Activism, Health Care, North Carolina, Open Letters|

Tina Ericson - RISE Together NC Member and contributor Dear Congressman Rouzer, I know you have a very busy schedule these days with travel to the Mexican border and hearing from your other family in West Virginia, but I thought you might be interested in a kid from North Carolina and his family. [...]