Health Care Reform

Together We Did It! But the Fight Isn’t Over!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Together We Did It! But the Fight Isn’t Over!

Technical difficulties prevented us from reaching out last week to let you know we were fighting to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and celebrating its seventh anniversary as the biggest leap forward for women’s health in a generation.

The ACA Turns 7 Today! What Has It Meant for Women?

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 23, 2017 | Comments Off on The ACA Turns 7 Today! What Has It Meant for Women?

The biggest leap forward for women’s health in a generation has “patient protection” at its core.

Why Insurance Doesn’t Work Like a Salad Bar

By Caila Brander | Mar 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Insurance Doesn’t Work Like a Salad Bar

One of the most controversial debates stemming from Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been over maternity coverage and who should pay for it. Under the ACA, coverage for maternity and newborn care—like mental health care, prescription drugs, and more—is part of the essential health benefits package that insurance companies must include in plans for individuals and small employers.

A Repeal = Less Coverage, at More Cost. Tell Congress to Protect our Care!

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 30, 2017 | Comments Off on A Repeal = Less Coverage, at More Cost. Tell Congress to Protect our Care!

Republican members of Congress met in Philadelphia this week for a pep talk with their new president, and top of the agenda was their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut women’s access to preventive care without copay, repeal protections against gender discrimination and pre-existing conditions, eliminate Medicaid expansion for millions of low-income women, and much more.

Fighting for Health Care, Reproductive Justice, and a Strong FDA

By NWHN Staff | Jan 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Fighting for Health Care, Reproductive Justice, and a Strong FDA

The gains we’ve made are in jeopardy. In the last 6 years, over 9 million women have gotten health care coverage; nearly 30 million women now have access to contraception without co-pays; and 6 million women on Medicare have saved $11 billion on prescription drugs as the donut hole shrank.

What Comes Next?

By Sarah Christopherson | Jan 10, 2017 | Comments Off on What Comes Next?

Taken from the January/February 2017 issue of the Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. The day after the election the reporter wanted to know: should women be worried? Yes. President-elect Trump enters office having boasted about using his wealth and power to…

NWHN Endorses the Women’s March on Washington

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 6, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN Endorses the Women’s March on Washington

The National Women’s Health Network supports the mission of the Women’s March, and is proud to join in this effort to send a bold message to the new government that women’s rights are human rights.

Vote for Women’s Health

By Cindy Pearson | Sep 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Vote for Women’s Health

Good health depends on more than just good medical care. Healthy food, clean air, and safe workplaces are just some of the non-medical parts of our lives with a tremendous impact on our health.

Convention Craziness and the Attacks on Women’s Health

By NWHN Staff | Jul 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Convention Craziness and the Attacks on Women’s Health

The first of the two major party national conventions got underway this week but amidst the high-profile coverage of plagiarism and party in-fighting, you might have missed what the New York Times Editorial Board named “the most extreme Republican platform in memory.”

The Affordable Care Act: Beyond the Shouting

By Cindy Pearson | Jul 12, 2016 | Comments Off on The Affordable Care Act: Beyond the Shouting

There’s been lots of shouting about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lately, especially in the political arena — and there have been so many political arenas this year!