Health Care Reform

Interview: Rebecca Wood on Her High-Profile Heathcare Activism

Rebecca Wood is a mom, a huge music fan, and HeadCount’s Charlottesville, VA Team Leader. In just the last few months, she’s also become become a high-profile advocate for the Affordable Care Act, meeting with multiple members of Congress and getting interviewed many times by the national press. She never expected to be an activist…

Posted in Health Care Reform

Not Just the White House: Health Care

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. This installment focuses on health care proposals. The first installment was on marijuana initiatives. On Tuesday, November 8th, 4 states will have new health care measures on…

Posted in Politics and Elections, Health Care Reform

Not Just the White House: Marijuana Initiatives

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. For the first installment we are looking into marijuana initiatives. This coming Tuesday, 9 states have referendums to reform marijuana legislation on their ballots. That’s right!…

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Health Care Reform

Congress Acknowledges Medical Marijuana Could Help Vets

For the first time ever, the federal government just took a step to allow VA doctors to talk to veterans about medical marijuana. Yup. For years doctors in states with full medical marijuana programs were not allowed to talk to patients about all possible treatments, even for treatment of diseases where marijuana is proven to…

Posted in Blog, Health Care Reform

The ACA vs. Religious Employers

One side claims their religious freedom is being violated. Another says reproductive freedom is at stake. The Supreme Court will decide in June.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Health Care Reform

Inside the Shutdown: Week 2 Begins

As the second week of the government shutdown begins, our D.C. team leader reflects on how this looks to a seasoned federal employee, and what it’s like to live in a city that “seems to be in chaos.”

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Health Care Reform

Inside the Shutdown: Day 1

Our D.C. Team Leader, a furloughed government employee, takes us inside the government shutdown — and what it means to those affected.

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Health Care Reform

tUnE-yArDs & ?uestloveTeam Up to Raise Awareness and Fight AIDS Through Music

tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru have teamed up to cover Fela Kuti’s, “Lady”, in an effort to end mother-to-child HIV transmission by the year 2015.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism, Health Care Reform

The Arcade Fire are Using Ticket Sales to Raise Money for Haitian Clinics

Members of the Arcade Fire discussed their philanthropic efforts with students at the University of Texas during SXSW

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism, Health Care Reform

On the Ballot, Tomorrow: When Life Begins

Mississippi voters will decide when life begins at the polls tomorrow. The result could lead to the most restrictive reproductive laws in the country.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Health Care Reform