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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Work requirements and other bureaucratic obstacles imposed by states on their Medicaid populations are designed with one goal in mind: make it so difficult to comply with the rules that hundreds of thousands of people lose their health care.

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.

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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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.

For the past five years, U.S. residents have listed the accessibility and affordability of health care as their top concern, according to Gallup. Going back further, they’ve reported “personally worrying a great deal” about health care since 2001. Voter concerns...

Last month, the Trump administration finalized a radical new rule as part of their larger attack on immigrant communities. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s a particularly cruel and short-sighted example of the administration’s on-going attempt to limit immigration...