Red tape: The next GOP plan for gutting health care

Thanks to last year’s grassroots uprising, Republicans in Congress have signaled this month that they don’t have the appetite for another bruising legislative fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act or gut Medicaid. If that holds true, it’s great news for women. But that doesn’t mean we can breathe a sigh of relief quite yet. … Continued

The Heated Battle for Healthcare

By Allyson Paiewonsky, NWHN Communications Intern 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 group of protesters waving signs urging the Senate to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and save Medicaid. … Continued

The National Women’s Health Network is Outraged by Today’s Vote!

Today, the House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pass Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). This harmful legislation was rushed to the House floor and voted on before the full implications of this bill have been revealed. The National Women’s Health Network strongly opposes the AHCA … Continued

NWHN is Outraged — House Votes to Take Away Health Care!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017 Contact: Shaniqua Seth at sseth@nwhn.org or (301) 965-0097   Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pass Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). This harmful legislation was rushed to the House floor and voted on before … Continued

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. With our system back online, we didn’t want to miss the chance to share our new … Continued

The Next Chapter for Women’s Health

Before the final vote was cast on November 8th, many women were concerned about what the possibility of a Trump/Pence Administration would mean for them and their families.  With the inauguration of the new administration just days away, women have already begun feeling the pressure of what’s to come. Should women be worried? To keep … Continued

What Comes Next?

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 sexually assault women without consequence, and has responded to allegations of assault and rape with a promise to litigate into silence any woman stepping forward or any … Continued

The Fight for Medicaid Expansion Continues!

Enrollment in Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion began this week, with 375,000 new adults ultimately expected to gain coverage! But the future didn’t always look so bright. When the Supreme Court made Medicaid expansion optional for the states, it left millions of women without access to any health insurance at all. But concerted public pressure paid off … Continued

50 Years of Inequality is Enough

Should your eligibility for health care coverage depend on your zip code? That doesn’t make sense does it? But it’s true. For too many women, health care coverage depends on where they live. If you and your partner have one child, and you live in Arkansas, you can qualify for Medicaid if you make less than $27,000. … Continued