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Southeast Asian Women Promote Wellness in Long Beach

Southeast Asian Women Promote Wellness in Long Beach

  For students attending Poly High School in Long Beach, California, the week of Feb. 23 is one of good health.  With help from Khmer Girls in Action, the school – formally known as Long Beach Polytechnic High School – is the site of a “Wellness Week,” which is a series of daily events, rallies [...]
Health Care Subsidies at Risk? SCOTUS to Review IssueWASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.  And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for [...]
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Health Advocates Help ‘Coverage Gap’ People Avoid FineFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Stephanie Daugherty earns too much from her part-time job at a doctor’s office to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to comfortably afford one of the health plans for sale through the federally-run insurance exchange that Texas and many states use. So the 26-year-old nursing student and mother paid a [...]
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In Tennessee, Pregnant Women Flee Because of the LawThe godmother of NAS research is Dr. Loretta Finnegan, a scarlet-haired, Catholic-raised mother of five who looks like she walked off the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and into a Philadelphia neonatal ward. Finnegan coined the term “neonatal abstinence syndrome” in the 1970s; the Finnegan score for measuring symptoms of NAS, the medical name [...]
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A Tennessee Law Makes Motherhood a CrimeAt around midnight on Nov. 13, 2014, Tonya Martin slipped out into the yard that separated her trailer from the one in which her grandparents live on a lot in the eastern hills of Tennessee. Just two months earlier, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested Martin after she gave birth to a son. Her crime: [...]
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Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Law is Sunday  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says sign-ups continue to build under the president’s health care law ahead of a Feb. 15 enrollment deadline. Nearly 7.5 million people enrolled as of Jan. 30 in 37 states where the federal government is running insurance markets, which offer subsidized private coverage for people who don’t have [...]
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Fields of DreamsIt’s early morning and still dark in the border town of Yuma, Arizona when Liliana Arroyo and Ana Torres head out to the bus stop, a Circle K store, and finally, the fields. Stopping to chat with farmworkers making their way to work, the pair provide information – in English and Spanish - about health screenings [...]
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Health Care Subsidy Recipients to Get Special Tax FormsWASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax reporting forms that you’ll need to fill out your 2014 return. Like W-2s for health [...]
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Health Insurance Rates Reach New Levels in U.S.WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year’s holiday, as the share of Americans still lacking coverage hit its lowest level in years.  The Obama administration reported Wednesday that nearly 103,000 people signed up last week in the 37 states where the federal government [...]
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Immigrants Hit Upload Glitch at HealthCare.gov SiteWASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents [...]
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