On the Steps of the Supreme Court

The outcome of the King v. Burwell case could not be more important - the health, lives and well-being of millions of women and their families depend on having affordable health coverage. Millions of low and middle income Americans could see their health insurance premiums skyrocket if the Supreme Court denies them premium subsidies. Without the subsidies, which are in the form of tax credits, monthly insurance premiums would be too expensive for many women.

“The wrong decision in this case could send us back to a two-tiered system in America, where the rich can afford the health care they need, while the poor are doomed to sickness, suffering and even death,” said Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices. The King v. Burwell case is now in the Justices hands but women who raise their voices can and will be heard, even in the highest court of the land.

Over the next couple of months we will be tracking developments in this case, sharing stories of women and their families who’ve benefited from the ACA and mobilizing in preparation for the court’s momentous decision in June.

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Cindy Pearson was the NWHN’s Executive Director from 1996 to 2021. One of the nation's leading advocates for women's health, Cindy often testified before Congress,  NIH and the FDA and was frequently featured in the news as a consumer expert on women’s health issues. When she retired, Cindy received a Congressional Resolution in honor of her outstanding contributions to the health of women and girls.

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