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21st Century Cures Passes the House

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Earlier today the House of Representatives passed H.R.6, the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 344-77, with only 70 Republicans voting against the bill.  The legislation would provide an additional $9.3 billion in mandatory funding over the next five years to fund the National Institutes of Health and establish a Cures Innovation Fund to support work toward breakthroughs in biomedical research. It also provides $550 million in added funding to the Food and Drug Administration over the same period.

Support the 21st Century Cures Act, But Say NO to the Brat Amendment

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on July 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Earlier this week, we asked our advocates to write to their Representatives to vote yes on H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. Today, the House will begin debating the 21st Century Cures Act including a vote on an amendment that threatens the power of this bill to fund research and save lives. The Brat Amendment, filed by Representative Dave Brat (R-VA), would undermine one of the fundamental promises of the 21st Century Cures Act: ...

Zippy Summer Watermelon Salad

Posted by Monique Smaby on July 8th, 2015 | No Comments »
watermelon salad

Healthy Eating - Every summer cookout or picnic includes the all-star green on the outside red on the inside summer fruit- watermelon. It’s a crowd favorite sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Most people simply cut and eat large triangles of watermelon, but this year give summer’s favorite fruit a kick with this tangy and sweet salad.

“Affordable Healthcare Stands” says Supreme Court!

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on June 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Today the underinsured and those who obtained health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, won a great victory as the Supreme Court ruled to preserve Affordable Care Act subsidies for 6.4 million people who live in areas without state-backed exchanges.