Affordable Care Act
Senator Durbin presents . . .
Wordless Wednesday: Babies and Doulas on Capitol Hill
Why I’m mad about the government shut down
by Laura McAlpine ————— October 1st was a really important day. It was the day when over 40 million people without health insurance, and millions more with bad health insurance, could finally find out how to get a health insurance policy they can afford — a milestone day in the implementation of the Affordable Care
Why Register to Vote?
by Jeretha McKinley, National Program Director for HealthConnect One Last year, a group of advocates and non-profits joined forces to register people all over the country to vote, and HealthConnect One was one of them. This year, we are participating again, and National Voter Registration Day is coming right up: September 24, 2013, which compels me
- September 11, 2013
HC One Position Statement on Model Policy: Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps, & Supplies
As you may know, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and the National Breastfeeding Center (NBfC) on Thursday, July 18th, jointly released a set of policy recommendations for insurers, addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s requirement to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.” HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations that agree with reimbursement for lactation
Atlanta’s Community-Based Doulas
During its first decade of work, 2002-2012, hundreds of young women in Atlanta who would otherwise feel and be alone throughout their pregnancy had meaningful and loving support from four community-based Doulas: Hanifah Rios, Erika Ortiz, Ponchitta “Perez” Ridley and Maria Ordaz. Trained by HealthConnect One, Families First’s Doula Project helped hundreds of teens to
- July 3, 2013
Don’t allow access to breastfeeding support to be limited! Please act today!
The Affordable Care Act requires lactation support to be reimbursed as a women’s preventive health service. HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations who agree with reimbursement for lactation services, but oppose the creation of a Medicaid reimbursement code that would limit reimbursement to International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). We support the call by Healthy
Wordless Wednesday: Doulas and Allies On the Hill
Doulas for Health Reform
~ by Rachel Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC, Executive Director, HealthConnect One ———- The Supreme Court decision on Health Reform comes down tomorrow. Yet, regardless of the outcome, the way people look at health care in this country has fundamentally changed since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced, debated, and signed into law. Now people
- December 27, 2012
~ by Mac Grambauer / published November 20th on HuffPost! —– Historic, prediction-defying, shocking. These are some of the words used in the past week and a half to describe the outcomes of the November 6th election. Inspiring. That’s the word I keep coming back to. It doesn’t even have to do with the presidential piece of the
- December 16, 2012