March 28, 2011

The crab and his mother

Justin Kolikof

Deputy Director of Digital Strategy

Aesop tells us an interesting story called “The Crab and His Mother.”  The fable goes:

A crab said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight forward." The young crab replied: "Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it." The mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.

Hold that thought for just a moment, while Senator Orrin Hatch tells us another interesting story.

July 20, 2010

Prevention makes for a healthier society

Many Americans today are not getting the check-ups that they need, and we know that focusing on early detection and prevention saves lives. So the White House, along with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, are making an investment in preventive care.

This week, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and Kathleen Sebelius announced new regulations around prevention, which were made available as a result of health reform.

September 4, 2012

Dems Platform Promises to Protect and Improve Health Care

Kate Blocher

Staff Writer

With all the rhetoric being thrown around about health care, the importance of the reforms we’ve made and the need to protect those reforms and move forward can be easily forgotten. With the release of the Democratic platform last night, it seems they too understand this and want to make sure our health care rights are not only protected, but also improved upon.

March 23, 2011

One year later: No death panels here

Ron Pollack

Executive Director

I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Sarah Palin was speaking into every microphone she could find lamenting that health reform would lead to President Obama personally pulling the plug on your grandma.

Well, you’ll be happy to know that it’s been exactly one year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama and not one beloved grandmother has been subjected to a death panel.

July 19, 2010

Healthier moms, healthier babies

For a lot of women, being pregnant is an exciting time filled with anticipation, baby showers, and nursery decorations. But for lower-income women who don’t have access to affordable health care, pregnancy—and the health complications that sometimes come with it—can be downright scary.

According to a new report by Families USA, “many low-income women face barriers to getting the health care they need.” And shockingly,

August 22, 2012

Obamacare: Helping Millenials Live Long, Healthy Lives

Nathan Forman

Staff Writer

If you follow the news, you may have seen reports that young people are not the healthiest. In fact, there is an ugly prediction for our future: Life expectancy for my generation is expected to decline; we will live shorter lives—on average—than our parents did.

August 31, 2011

Money awarded to protect public health

Erin Kelly

Staff Writer

The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” couldn’t be more accurate when talking about public health in America. When we catch health problems early and treat them accordingly, we end up saving lives—and money—in the process.

March 14, 2011

Surgeon General Previews Preventive Health Strategy

Rachel Bates

Staff Writer

A recent article by Charles Fiegl reports that U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin has drafted a strategy focused on preventive health care. It is important that Americans stay healthy as we approach 2014, when tens of millions of currently uninsured Americans will gain health insurance.

June 17, 2010

Women and health reform

Kate Blocher

Staff Writer

It doesn’t even need to be said that women play an integral role in the health care of many others, including their children, their parents, and their families as a whole. And though women make up half of the U.S. population, for years they have not received treatment equal to men in the health care system. Health reform aims to eliminate this unfair treatment.

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