Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category


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Health Insurance Marketplace: Applications Open Oct. 1st


What is the Health Insurance Marketplace? The Health Insurance Marketplace is sometimes known as the health insurance “exchange”, also known as Obamacare. Enrollment begins Oct. 1st and can be done in three ways: Online, by mail, or in-person You can apply for Marketplace coverage three ways: online, by mail, or in-person with the help of […]

By 2050: 20% of the US Population will be Age 65 or Older


Did you know that the long term services and support that this population needs is primarily paid through Medicare and Medicaid? Yes, this is true according to a recent report released by the Congressional Budget Office. In the report, Rising Demand for Long-Tern Services and Supports for Elderly People, the CBO describes a population of […]

Grow Our Economy AND Shrink Our Deficit: VIDEO

Is it really possible? Yes, it absolutely is, asserts President Obama. He also asserts that his recently proposed FY ’14 budget proposal is a blueprint for achieving both goals in concert. Republicans in Congress however, do not agree and have said the budget is a non-starter. In a speech delivered in the Rose Garden, President […]

Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor: Message from Anita Estell

Message from Anita Estell

Want a snapshot of where Americans stand on the issues? I received the following information from Allstate.  The note references the release of the Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor poll.  Interestingly, most of those polled support compromise and policy makers working together to invest in education, training, infrastructure and other activities that help our nation’s economic […]

Have you heard of the We The People Petition System?

We the People

Have you heard of the We The People petition system? Last September, the White House unveiled a new platform that allows Americans across the globe to more easily petition the federal government. We The People gives all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a range of policy issues. If a petition gathers […]

A Dual Disenfranchisement: How Voter Suppression Denies Reproductive Justice to Women of Color


What are the extended effects of voter suppression? A Dual Disenfranchisement: How Voter Suppression Denies Reproductive Justice to Women of Color, a report recently released by the Center for American Progress examines this question in detail. Specifically it examines the state of women of color in the United States today, their current electoral impact, and […]

Women in the Running

Women Running for Congress

Are you wondering why women represent 51% of the population, but only 17% of Congress? You aren’t alone. In fact, over at the Women’s Campaign Fund, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in office, you can read about all the women who are currently running for Congress. From Senator Claire McCaskill […]

Eye on Medicare: Two Opposing Ideas

doughnut hole

What is the doughnut hole? With the introduction of Paul Ryan last week as Governor Romney’s running mate, intensity has increased surrounding the debate on medicare.  At the heart of each debate should be an examination of exactly how these ideas affect the American public. This week, the Washington Post’s interactive article, “What the Medicare […]

Revisiting Paul Ryan and the “Path to Prosperity”


Do you remember Paul Ryan’s Budget? Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a man with a master plan. He made that obvious with the passage of the GOP controlled House budget plan in March. With the announcement of a Romney-Ryan Presidential ticket this weekend, the middle class, poor, elderly, unions and many […]

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