Affordable Care Act (ACA)

ACA 101: How does the ACA work? What health care fights lie ahead?

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 23, 2021 | Comments Off on ACA 101: How does the ACA work? What health care fights lie ahead?

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.

What’s in the COVID relief package?

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 25, 2021 | Comments Off on What’s in the COVID relief package?

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.

Affordable vs. Accessible: Health Care Through the Eyes of Women 

By NWHN Staff | Jan 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Affordable vs. Accessible: Health Care Through the Eyes of Women 

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…

Protecting and Expanding Medicaid Means Confronting Racism Baked into the Program

By Cindy Pearson | Apr 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Protecting and Expanding Medicaid Means Confronting Racism Baked into the Program

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 a Women’s Health Issue

By NWHN Staff | Aug 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Oral Health Is a Women’s Health Issue

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.

How Will Donald Trump’s New Rules on Birth Control Affect Me?

By Evita Almassi | Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on How Will Donald Trump’s New Rules on Birth Control Affect Me?

On October 6, 2017, the Trump Administration published two new rules, effective immediately, undermining the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurance plans cover all 18 FDA-approved methods of birth control without copay or deductible.

NWHN Statement on Trump Executive Order Undermining the Affordable Care Act

By Evita Almassi | Oct 12, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN Statement on Trump Executive Order Undermining the Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org
or (202) 682-2640

NWHN Statement on Trump Rules Rolling Back Contraceptive Coverage

By Evita Almassi | Oct 6, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN Statement on Trump Rules Rolling Back Contraceptive Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org
or (202) 682-2640

Graham-Cassidy: The Most Radical Trumpcare Bill Yet

By Sarah Christopherson | Sep 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Graham-Cassidy: The Most Radical Trumpcare Bill Yet

Senate Republicans are making one last push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gut Medicaid and their latest Trumpcare bill known as Graham-Cassidy is the most radical one yet!

The Heated Battle for Healthcare

By NWHN Staff | Aug 16, 2017 | Comments Off on The Heated Battle for Healthcare

On a hot June day in D.C, I headed to a rally on Capitol Hill to save healthcare with three other summer interns from the National Women’s Health Network. We saw a group of protesters waving signs urging the Senate to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and save Medicaid.