Health Care Reform

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We're fighting for universal coverage that meets the needs of women in all of their diversities.

The National Women's Health Network works for high quality, comprehensive, universal health coverage through our Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) campaign, a joint initiative founded in 2007 with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and the Women’s Health Program of Community Catalyst (formerly MergerWatch). Through RWV, we ensure that women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed in the fight for coverage. Our priorities include defending and strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and building support for policies that advance health equity and address the affordability and accessibility barriers that affect women, immigrants, communities of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

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NWHN Policy Advocacy Director Sarah Christopherson provides a top-level overview of the ACA, how it helped women gain comprehensive health coverage, some exciting advances made in the Biden COVID relief package, and what challenges and opportunities lies ahead.

GOP states are rushing to add cumbersome new requirements that will force workers to lose coverage.

Why is getting covered through Medicaid so much harder than Medicare? There are lots of superficial answers but, at heart, the answer is “racism.”

Oral health is essential throughout a woman’s life, and particularly during pregnancy. But far too many women, especially low-income women and women of color, lack access to comprehensive and affordable dental insurance.

This research brief examines some of the most common waiver provisions attempted by states and spells out what each means for women as advocates and policymakers work to close the coverage gap.

Whether you are renewing your health insurance or enrolling for the first time, the process can be confusing. We developed a national campaign to help women understand how to better use their health insurance, while anticipating the costs they may have to pay.

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NWHN Policy Advocacy Director Sarah Christopherson provides a top-level overview of the ACA, how it helped women gain comprehensive health coverage, some exciting advances made in the Biden COVID relief package, and what challenges and opportunities lies ahead.

While several big questions remain, we have a good sense now of the rough outline of the final package and its impact on the ACA.

It's a new day in Washington, DC with work already underway. We can't afford to let Senate Democrats put 'decorum' over democracy.

We're excited to make progress on COVID relief, the ACA, and more, but deeply shaken by yesterday's violent insurrection, incited by the president of the United States.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won a historic victory. Donald Trump’s refusal to concede puts us in dangerous and unchartered territory. Now big questions remain about the peaceful transition of power, control of the U.S. Senate, and the ability of...

While I can’t say what’s going to happen next, I can say with certainty that the coming election is a matter of literal life and death.

Amy Coney Barrett may be smarter and smoother than the president who nominated her but she is every bit as Trumpy. Here's how we can stop her.

In brazen disregard of their own stated principles, Senate Republicans are ramming through an illegitimate Court nomination with the election on the line.

NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson is quoted in an article discussing the silence of patient advocacy groups in regards to high drug prices.

Two cases offer a warning about how far health care opponents will go to warp the federal judiciary to their ends — and what we must do to fight them.