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Thousands of Italian Women March Across Country. Demand: "My Body, My Choice."

May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thousands of Italian Women March Across Country. Demand: "My Body, My Choice."

Women protest in a "Obiezione Respinta" demonstration organized by the "Non una di meno" movement to remember the 194 Law against abortion after 40 years, on May 26, 2018, in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Antonio Masiello / Getty Images)
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We Must Consider How Climate Change Will Affect People With Disabilities

May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Mention "climate change and disability" and many are puzzled -- but that lasts only a few sentences into further explanation.
Comprising a significant 10 percent to 15 percent of the global population, people with disabilities are uniquely affected by climate change. This population includes a wide array of mobility, sensory (visual, hearing), developmental, intellectual and emotional impairments, as well as chronic health conditions.

Medicaid Work Requirements Would Strain Hospital and State Budgets

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Medicaid Work Requirements Would Strain Hospital and State Budgets

Policy makers in cash-strapped states are already struggling to balance budgets, and Republican plans to chip away at Medicaid enrollment with work requirements could make that job harder, as enforcement would cost states millions of dollars. Moreover, Medicaid expansion helped hospitals cut down on un-recouped costs, taking pressure off state health systems and budgets.(Photo: ERproductions Ltd / Getty Images)

Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

May 23, 2018 - 11:34pm

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Norma Meza is an 18-year-old student at Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Growing up, she watched her mother battle health issues such as kidney failure, lupus, and ulcers. Despite working full-time, her mother struggled financially to keep the family afloat. Norma knew as early as 14 years old that she would have to get a job to help her mother pay the bills and put food on the table.

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