- Red tape: The next GOP plan for gutting health care
February 6, 2018
Thanks to last year’s grassroots uprising, Republicans in Congress have signaled this month that they don’t have the appetite for another bruising legislative fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act or gut Medicaid. If that holds true, it’s great news for women. But that doesn’t mean we can breathe a sigh of relief quite yet.
- Knock Knock, Who’s There?: The Revolving Door Between Big Pharma and the Government
February 2, 2018
By NWHN Communications Intern Negar Esfandiari
The first year of the Trump presidency has brought an almost endless slew of scandals, resignations, and exposés. It often feels like we’re watching reality TV, and sometimes it seems like we no longer even expect qualified government officials to ensure that women have the health care access and autonomy ...
- One Year Later, Women’s March Still Needs to Center Marginalized Voices
January 22, 2018
By Negar Esfandiari
Last January, over 5 million people participated in the worldwide protest we know now as the 2017 Women’s March, with a half-million of them marching right here in DC. Fired up and itching to speak out against the atrocities of the man who had been inaugurated the day before, the city’s streets were ...
- The Power of Protection: Why the FDA’s Policy on Female Condoms Matters
January 12, 2018
By Eliana Kosova
A few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal that would update the single-use female condom to a Level II classification, and rename it the “internal condom.” Following FDA procedures, they opened the proposal up to comments.
Here at the NWHN we were thrilled, since we’ve been making our voices heard, ...
- How Trump and the GOP rigged our tax system for the rich and legalized corruption.
December 20, 2017
This week House and Senate Republicans passed their deficit-busting tax giveaway to corporations and the ultra-rich without a single Democratic vote, clearing it for Donald Trump’s signature. After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act outright earlier this year, GOP leaders gloated that “doing away with the individual mandate makes the ...
- Soaring Prescription Drug Costs: Why the price just isn’t right
December 7, 2017
By Eliana Kosova
Given the divisiveness of our current political climate, it sometimes seems like Americans simply cannot agree on anything. Reducing costs of prescription drug prices may be the exception! A recent public opinion poll revealed that “77 percent of Americans believe that the prices of prescription drugs are unreasonable.” Research also shows that “7 ...
- We must STOP the GOP Tax Scam!
November 29, 2017
Congressional Republicans’ effort to pass their tax bill is under way. Now we must fight even harder to KILL THE BILL!
Senate Republicans cleared one of their last procedural hurdles yesterday when the Senate Budget Committee voted to move the GOP tax bill to the floor. The bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual ...
- How much do different kinds of birth control cost without insurance?
November 17, 2017
By Elly Kosova
When NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director Sarah Christopherson was invited to speak at a Women’s Health Magazine panel on contraceptive access, she eagerly accepted, excited to talk to young women about their options. A few days before the event, she emailed me about a new research assignment.
I think of myself as a pretty prepared ...
- NWHN’s Take on Alex Azar: An Interview with Cindy Pearson
November 13, 2017
Over the last year, the Trump Administration has repeatedly appointed unqualified individuals to key public health posts. Alex Azar, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is part of this same trend. Fresh from Eli Lilly, Azar has spent the past 10 years in Big Pharma. We sat down with ...
- Pregnant and Scared? How fake clinics prey on women
November 9, 2017
You’ve probably seen ads for “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs, also called “pregnancy resource centers”), those fake clinics designed to appear like real comprehensive reproductive health clinics. Sometimes they set up right next to real clinics, mimicking the real clinic’s name and logo. They advertise under “abortion services,” burying in fine print that they don’t really ...