I'm a grateful mother, a loving daughter, a hard-working American, and a cancer survivor. The last three years of my life have been hard, and I know so many can relate. But now I feel so happy I could shout.
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Young peeps finally have better access to quality, affordable health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. New numbers released this week show additional promise which is more than I can say for cable news ratings ohhhhhhhh.
Financial assistance is available to about 6 in 10 uninsured Americans—are you one of them?
| Erin Hannigan, Health Care Campaign Manager
Over the weekend, I was shocked to find out that nearly 7 out of 10 people don't know that financial assistance is available for health insurance via the new health insurance marketplace. In less than a minute, you can see how much you might save by using this handy cost calculator.
OFA volunteers hit the streets to make sure folks know how to be covered on February 1st.
| Debra Cohen
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans can now get a better deal on health insurance. Last weekend, OFA volunteers set out to make sure folks in their community got the facts they needed to #GetCovered.
When you are battling a chronic illness, knowing you have insurance gives you peace of mind.
| Sarah Conklin, OFA Volunteer
Before the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance market was a place where consumers had almost no voice—illnesses or accidents could mean financial and personal ruin. I'm proud that our country is moving forward to correct what was so obviously wrong.
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On January 1st, new coverage and protections kicked in for millions of Americans, giving them the security they deserve. Right now, because of the Affordable Care Act, things are getting a little bit better for a whole lot of people. That's a big deal. read more »
The Senate has taken the first step toward renewing unemployment insurance, but passage is far from assured.
| Nico Probst, Director of Special Projects
Unemployment insurance is a safety net set up to protect us from the crises we can't see coming. And when we fall on tough times, we rally together—we don't turn our backs on one another. That's what unemployment insurance is about. read more »
In 2013, Women took a stand—and not just in pink shoes
| Sue Dupont, OFA New Hampshire Digital Lead
We stand with women by fighting for economic security, protecting access to health care, and supporting women’s leadership across the country. This year—from North Carolina to Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico—OFA volunteers took a stand—pink shoes and all.
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From one on one conversations to powerful public displays of support, OFA volunteers fought for reform in 2013.
| Maria Liebermann, OFA Nevada Digital Lead
We came a long way toward achieving comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, including passing a landmark bill in the Senate. Take a look at OFA organizers' favorite moments in the fight for reform this year