Tag: Healthcare
WorldAIDSDay_2009-RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
December 1st, 2009

Since 1988, December 1st has been World AIDS Day — the day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. The theme this year — HIV: Reality — focuses on real accounts of life with HIV and AIDS. And at a White House event on the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of [...]

UNAIDS Exec. Dir. Michael Sidib
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 24th, 2009

Check out these stats released Tuesday in Shanghai by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization: – Globally 33.4 million people are living with H.I.V. – In 2008, 2.7 million people were newly infected with the virus and 2 million people died from AIDS-related deaths. – The total number of people living with H.I.V. in 2008 [...]

Foodbank-RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 16th, 2009

As the three-day World Summit on Food Security in Rome began addressing the more than one billion people worldwide who are going hungry Monday, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that 17 million American households (14.6%) had “difficulty putting enough food on the table at times during the year” in 2008. [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 11th, 2009

As the House managed to pass a healthcare reform bill over the weekend, the recession continued to impact the ability of American families to maintain healthcare coverage. In October alone, the unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent. So we want to hear from you. Have you lost healthcare coverage because of the recession? [...]

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October 29th, 2009

I have been taking some college classes recently, with students just out of high school. It is exciting to get to know these young men and women and hear about their goals, their dreams and their strategies for the future. When I tell a woman in her twenties that I had breast cancer, I see [...]

faces-alainaronewicz
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
October 1st, 2009

These are the faces of the uninsured. Look at their photos. Read their stories, told in their own words. And if you are one of the 46 million Americans without health insurance, share your story with us. Age: 23 City of residence: Allen Park, MI How long have you been uninsured? 2 years What is [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 24th, 2009

These are the faces of the uninsured. Look at their photos. Read their stories, told in their own words. And if you are one of the 46 million Americans without health insurance, share your story with us.   Name: Karen Gadbois Age: 54 City of residence: New Orleans What is the reason that you are [...]

hospital-emergency-sign
September 24th, 2009

Q: I was laid off six months ago. My health benefits with my former employer will expire soon. I was solicited by a contracting company, which traditionally does not offer benefits to a new contractor-employee. However, to bring me on board, they did offer me access to their medical and dental plan and sent me [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 20th, 2009

46 million Americans do not have health insurance. They have jobs, pay taxes, send their children to daycare, keep a roof over their heads and live in fear that a medical disaster is just around the corner. These are the faces of the uninsured. Look at their photos. Read their stories, told in their own [...]

faceslg_christavasquez
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 20th, 2009

These are the faces of the uninsured. Look at their photos. Read their stories, told in their own words. And if you are one of the 46 million Americans without health insurance, share your story with us. Age: 31 City of residence: Anaheim, CA How long have you been uninsured? Since January 1, 2009 What [...]

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