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Obamacare is Helping Everyday Families

Organizing for Action has released a new television ad—the third in a series—showing how Obamacare is already helping families across America. The new ad highlights just one of the millions of families who are seeing lower costs for health insurance and receiving rebate checks in the...

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President Obama Calls for an End to Violence in Egypt

President Obama has issued a statement on the unfolding situation in Egypt and called for an end to violence. "The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces," he said. "We deplore violence against civilians. We support...

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Health Care Thursday: Explaining Obamacare in 214 Words

In the following months, leading up to January 1, 2014, additional provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be available, including critical new consumer protections for Americans and their families that end the worst insurance company abuses by banning discrimination based on pre-existing health conditions, ending annual limits on...

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Defense Secretary Hegel Announces Benefits Plan for Same-Sex Spouses

The Department of Defense has announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued yesterday. Secretary of...

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Five Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps America’s Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and for the 28 million small employers across the country, healthcare is a major concern. The Affordable Care Act provides benefits and opportunities to small businesses that will help increase access to affordable coverage options. Here are five key ways the Affordable...

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New Mexico's Democratic Congressional Delegation Requests Public Forum on Disruptions to Behavioral Health Services

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with Congressman Ben Ray Luján and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham,are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to hold a public forum in New Mexico to give constituents the opportunity to provide detailed input and feedback about their access to...

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Historic Health Consumer Protections Take Effect, On Time

Landmark consumer protections, including limits on out-of pocket costs in health insurance plans, are taking effect next year, on time. Here are the facts: Under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time, new historic consumer protections will stop the worst insurance company abuses, by making it illegal for companies...

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ICYMI: Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Letter to the Editor of the 'Washington Post' on 501(c)(4) Reform Act

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), a member of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, has written a letter to the editor of the Washington Post in response to an op-ed by Republican Congressmen Darrell Issa and Dave Camp. The letter, which appeared...

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Organizing For Action Presents Steve Pearce with 'Climate Denier' Award

Climate change deniers, including New Mexico's Steve Pearce,  have said some ridiculous things in the past, making excuses for why they don't believe in climate change that would be funny if the issue wasn't so serious. There are currently 135 climate change deniers in Congress—that we know about—including, of...

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Senator Tom Udall Unveils Bill to Help Turn Innovative Ideas into Successful Businesses

At a conference held in Santa Fe yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) announced legislation to help create high-tech jobs and industries in New Mexico by streamlining the process for getting cutting-edge research and development from our state’s universities and national labs to the marketplace.

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