Medicaid

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.

Why Filling out the 2020 Census is Important for Women’s Health 

By NWHN Staff | Mar 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Filling out the 2020 Census is Important for Women’s Health 

The census produces health data and informs surveys that are important to the health sector, such as detailed population demographics, social determinants of health, and the number of hospitals. The data collected from the census also help determine federal funding for health care programs each year.

Medicaid work requirements are hurting women and families

By NWHN Staff | Sep 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Medicaid work requirements are hurting women and families

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.

Dying from Red Tape: Medicaid Work Requirements

By Sarah Christopherson | Sep 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Dying from Red Tape: Medicaid Work Requirements

GOP states are rushing to add cumbersome new requirements that will force workers to lose coverage.

Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

By NWHN Staff | Jun 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

Opioid dependency is a bodily adaptation that is likely to disproportionately affect women, because they are more likely to develop opioid dependency in a shorter period of time, compared to men.

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.

Red Tape: The Next GOP Plan for Gutting Health Care

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Red Tape: The Next GOP Plan for Gutting Health Care

Stacks of additional paperwork will cause thousands of working people to lose coverage — by design.

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.