Health Care Reform

Rx for Change: Singing the Part D Medicare Blues

By Laura Kaplan | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Singing the Part D Medicare Blues

One of the few things I looked forward to when I approached 65 was becoming Medicare eligible. Before becoming eligible for Medicare, I found a high deductible plan that I could afford as a self-employed person. Since I’m a really healthy person, it worked fine until I broke my ankle and needed surgery and a hospitalization.

As Long as It Takes! Health Care for All Is Worth It.

By Cindy Pearson | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on As Long as It Takes! Health Care for All Is Worth It.

We were ready to respond to a bad decision, but it’s much more rewarding to respond to a good decision. Now is the time to press forward and finish the job we started.

Your Health Insurance is At Risk

By NWHN Staff | Jun 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Your Health Insurance is At Risk

Any day now the Supreme Court Justices will hand down their decision on the King v. Burwell case. If the Court decides against us, millions of low income women and families will lose their health insurance subsidies. The plaintiffs are…

We Spoke Up and They Took Action

By NWHN Staff | May 11, 2015 | Comments Off on We Spoke Up and They Took Action

We are thrilled to report that National Women’s Health Week has kicked off with an exciting start. Today, the Obama Administration announced a new guidance clarifying that all new health insurance plans have to cover all methods of contraceptive care without charging anything extra – like a co-pay or deductible.

Aren’t Covered With Health Insurance for 2015?! Save Your Money and Your Health!

By Prisca Maldonado | Apr 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Aren’t Covered With Health Insurance for 2015?! Save Your Money and Your Health!

The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to sign up for a health insurance plan for the year, and although the Open Enrollment for 2015 health coverage has passed, fear not! There’s still a chance to enroll this year under the Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If you’ve had a major life event, you have until April 30, 2015 to sign up.

Contraceptive Coverage Under the ACA: Clinics, Claims, and Counterpoints

By Zoe Kusintiz | Apr 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Contraceptive Coverage Under the ACA: Clinics, Claims, and Counterpoints

You might think that when it came to fighting with insurance companies, our biggest point of contention would be coverage for abortion services. But no, the daily debates surrounded an even more basic kind of care: contraceptives.

Get Covered, Stay Covered

By Cindy Pearson | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Get Covered, Stay Covered

If you’re one of the lucky ones — a working adult whose employer offers good health insurance at an affordable rate — then you you’re also likely to have all the information and tools you need to get your health insurance coverage and to stay covered from year to year.

Health Care Outreach & Enrollment 2.0: Working to Close the Coverage Gap!

By Cecilia Sáenz Becerra | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Health Care Outreach & Enrollment 2.0: Working to Close the Coverage Gap!

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of previously uninsured Americans finally have the chance to get health insurance coverage — with positive impacts on their physical (and economic) health.

I’m Mad as Hell…and I’m Going to Vote

By Cindy Pearson | Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Off on I’m Mad as Hell…and I’m Going to Vote

I’ll say it again: I’m mad as hell — and I’m going to vote! I’m just plain furious about recent attacks on women’s health. From the Supreme Court to the state legislature, women’s health is being undermined by decisions that limit our ability to get the services and coverage we need in order to maintain our health.

Women’s Health: Unequal for Too Long

By NWHN Staff | Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Women’s Health: Unequal for Too Long

Communities of color continue to face substantial cultural, social, and economic barriers to obtaining quality health care and achieving equitable health outcomes. Many of these racial and ethnic health disparities disproportionately impact women.