Annamarya Scaccia

Annamarya Scaccia is an award-winning freelance journalist who reports on public health and social justice issues. Like any native New Yorker, Annamarya drinks too much coffee and has strong opinions about the Yankees. She now lives in Austin, Texas with her partner and young son.
Recent Articles

SIDS Is More Common Among These Income Groups

In January, New Jersey became the first state to offer expectant parents a free baby box for their infants. The baby box, a concept first develop in Finland, is meant to give newborns a safe space to ...
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Criticizing Melania For Costing Taxpayers Is Totally OK

Fifty-four billion dollars. That's how much President Donald Trump has proposed in cuts to federal departments and programs in order to boost defense spending. If Trump had his way, crucial programs l...
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Clinton Calls Out Attacks On Maxine Waters & April Ryan

During Tuesday's daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lashed out at veteran journalist April Ryan after she asked about the murder of Timothy Caughman. Mere hours earlier, Fox...
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Here's What Obamacare Did For Mothers

It can't be said enough: Former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act changed the healthcare industry forever. The landmark bill — also known as Obamacare — made healthcare accessible and affor...
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Will The Next Healthcare Bill Be Good For Parents?

The U.S. House was all set to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Friday afternoon when House Republicans decided to pull it from consideration. This is the second vote delay on the GOP's prop...
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Ryan Reynolds Adorably FaceTimes Jake Gyllenhaal

Imagine this: You're walking down the street, pushing your kid's stroller along. Your cell phone keeps buzzing, but you ignore it. The buzzing's stopped, so out of curiosity, you decide to look at you...
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Obama’s Statement On The ACA Is Important

Thursday marked the seven-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark law that expanded healthcare access to millions of Americans. To honor the occasion, former President Barack Obama r...
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Ellen Pompeo Is Thankful For Her Baby Nurse

In December, actor Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery welcomed their third child, Eli Christopher Pompeo Ivery, into the world. Their newest addition to the family captured everyone's hearts whe...
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Why Is Trump Still Holding Rallies?

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. You would think, then, that that would be the end of his campaigning—but no. Instead, President Donald Trump continues...
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Everything You Need To Know About Paul Manafort

It seems like the Trump Administration can't keep its story straight when it comes to President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. An exclusive Associated Press report published Wednesday revealed that fo...
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