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With Gains in Health Coverage, Latino Children Also Gain More Equitable Opportunities for Success

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By Steven Lopez, Health Policy Project, NCLR and Sonya Scwhartz, Georgetown University Center for Children and FamiliesSonya Schwartz, Georgetown CCF Our new report with Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families finds that the uninsured rate for Hispanic kids hit a historic low and the coverage gap between Hispanic kids and their pe

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Forests Store Both Carbon and Biodiversity like this Asian cup moth caterpillar. Source flickriver.com When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO US Forests Will Store Less Carbon As Growth Is Cancelled By Losses due to pests, wildfires and dro

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Way Cool! Nematocampa Forest Caterpillar Shoots Out Tentacles when disturbed by sound - this one recently discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, but this type of caterpillar also occurs in North America. When we threaten forests, we threaten ourselves.OO Deforestation Threatens Ov

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of Asia burn include the jeweled flower mantis... say, are those happy faces on its wings? Source pinterest When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO Indonesia: Forest Fires Take Toll On Wildlife, Agriculture, Eco

Health Insurance Is Great - Navigators Needed to Help People Use It

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This spring, Adriann Barboa and her colleagues at Strong Families New Mexico went on a five-county tour, fanning out across the state to share findings from the Breaking Barriers study they'd conducted on progress under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report is part of a ten-state series by the Alliance for a Just Society."In all the towns we we

Climate Change This Week: Drought Refugees, Solar Keeps Surging, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful Tropical Gem - toucans live in tropical forests, and will disappear with them. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Earth To Lose An India-Sized Chunk Of Its Tropical Forests By 2050 - new research suggests that tropical forests may be disappearing even faster than we

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Flying frogs glide through dark Asian rainforests. Source www.factzoo.com The clouded leopard is an inhabitant of Cambodian forests, which are being destroyed for timber, at an alarming rate. Source www.animalspot.netForests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Alarm Over 'Timber Grab'

Climate Change This Week: Hillary's Climate Action Plan, A Wind Power Sheet, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Pinterest.comForests: the cheapest way to store carbon* * In June, Earth smashed warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. OO First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded - feel the heat yet? * * OO

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Macaws are just a few of the colorful unique birds found in Brazilian forests. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Brazil Announces Massive Reforestation and Renewable Energy Plan With U.S. - with both countries agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable

A White House Conference on Aging: Aren't We All?

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On Monday, July 13, I will have the honor of attending the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) at the White House featuring President Obama. It will be the fourth White House Conference I have attended, including my appointment by President Clinton to serve as Executive Director of the 1995 conference. White House Conferences on Aging s

Trial and Triumph, a Service Dog Fights for His Life... and Wins

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Galen, the 7-month-old Shiloh Shepherd lies prostrate in an exam room at the vet hospital during visiting hoursThis is the ongoing account of living with disability and raising and training a service dog. In time, this account will cover not only my own experiences, but those of others I've met who also have found independence and safety, and a go

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source www.infohostels.comOO Netherlands: For First Time, A Court Orders A Government To Act On Global Warming * *Moore, OK, the day after a huge tornado demolished it. Credit Major Jon Quinlan/defenseimage

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blogspot.com Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Peru: New Reserve Will Protect Nearly A Million Acres Of Pristine Forest * * A Preview of the Paris Talks? Credit Ed Stein, 2009.OO The World Is Of

Congress Could Jeopardize Health Insurance For Millions Of Kids

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This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.The federal-state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out of money on Sept. 30. Until recently, Congress showed little interest in paying

Colleges Are Getting Out Of The Health Insurance Business

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform and a money-saver for students since insurance in the marketplace is usually cheap

Why the Private Health Insurance Industry Has to Go

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The private health insurance industry in the U.S. has had a long run since shifting to medical underwriting and a for-profit status in the early 1960s. It finds itself increasingly dependent on the government as the costs and prices of health care have continued upward since the 1980s. Its many perks from government include tax exemptions for emplo

Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control Is Uneven, Despite Obamacare Mandate

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Health insurance coverage of contraceptives like hormonal implants, patches and vaginal rings remains inconsistent for American women, even though the Affordable Care Act requires no-cost access to birth control, according to a report published Thursday.Women who seek contraceptives other than the pill may find that their insurers charge copayments

It's Not Just You -- Those Health Insurance Deductibles Are Getting Scary

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Debates about health care frequently focus on the number of people with and without insurance, because it’s a relatively straightforward thing to measure. Either you have coverage or you don’t. But an equally important question is what kind of insurance you have -- and that includes whether your policy leaves you exposed to large, potentially

California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Buy Health Insurance

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LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, a measure that would make the state the first to offer that kind of coverage.The bill would not provide a subsidy for undocumented immigrants to buy health in

Hawaii Pulls The Plug On Embattled Health Insurance Exchange

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Hawaii's health insurance exchange announced on Friday that it will be shutting down, and its nearly 40,000 enrollees will be transitioned to the federal Obamacare marketplace, Healthcare.gov. The private, nonprofit Hawaii Health Connector, which has been embattled from its inception, has not generated “sufficient revenues to sustain operations,

Health Insurance Is the Key to Avoiding Financial Ruin

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If the Supreme Court rules against government subsidies in the 34 states that have not set up their own health insurance exchanges, millions of Americans could lose their health insurance. The policy question is whether subsidies are legal and Americans should be required to have insurance. But the personal question is whether uninsured people can

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. In a 192-page paper Pope Francis lays out the argument for a new partnership between science and religion. Source the Daily ClimateOO Encyclical Reveals Pope's Deep Dive Into Climate Science @@ Rick Santorum's "Pick N Choose" Faith: Argues With Pope on Climate Change - saying we shou

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking abov
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