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Advocacy is vital to the March of Dimes to advance the mission through public policies, programs and funding.

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Newborn screening

As the U.S. celebrates the 50th anniversary of newborn screening, the March of Dimes will urge Congress to reauthorize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act, which was signed into law in 2008.

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Affordable Health Care Act

The Affordable Care Act sets new rules for how insurance companies offer health insurance. Some of these rules affect what health care services and providers an insurance company has to cover for women, children and families. Find out what this means for you.

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PREEMIE Reauthorization Act

Reauthorization of the PREEMIE Act will provide us with new tools and knowledge to improve the health of mothers and children. Find out how you can support this legislation and help reduce the number of premature births.

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Congressional priorities

During the 113th Congress, the March of Dimes will advocate for access to health coverage (including Medicaid and CHIP) for pregnant women and children; sustained federal research to prevent prematurity, birth defects, and infant mortality; and prevention and education programs that improve birth outcomes and promote maternal and child health.

Issues and priorities

The March of Dimes advocacy agenda focuses on public policies and programs that relate to the Foundation's Mission and on issues that pertain to tax-exempt organizations.

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