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There Is A New Plan To Help Parents Afford Quality Child Care

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Child care is more expensive than public college tuition in most U.S. states making it unaffordable for the majority of middle-class families, let al...

In Praise of AARP's Elaine Ryan

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Unless you work or frequent the legislative halls of state government, it's quite probable you have never heard of Elaine Ryan, the AARP's vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration.

Caregiving's Not Just A Personal Issue But Also A Legislative Issue

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

Sometimes the pressing issues that are affecting millions of American families are loud; front and center in the public dialogue. Other times, they are quiet; right in front of us, flying under the radar -- like family caregiving, an issue that will touch almost everyone in the country.

Hospital Systems Should Be Insurers, Too

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Let's hope that state and federal regulators don't put too many roadblocks in the way of many more hospital systems becoming insurers. Extending Medicare to everyone might be the most cost-effective reform but Washington will prevent that, at least for the foreseeable future.

Working Kids... to Disability and Death

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

According to a report in the Journal of Pediatrics, approximately 26,650 youth are injured on farms every year. Of these injuries, more than 3,700 require hospitalization. Now, passing the CARE Act is even more important.

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.

What the Government Should Be Verifying: Jobs, Safety, and Training

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The government should stop its immigrant witch hunt and start focusing on real solutions. What we need is verification of workplace safety and effective enforcement of wage and hour laws.

Senator Kennedy Made Me Do This

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Kennedy's career was marked by a decades-long commitment to help those with the least political power - the poor, children, immigrants, and the uninsured.