Medicaid

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.

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

By NWHN Contributor | 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.

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

By Shaniqua Seth | May 4, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN is Outraged — House Votes to Take Away Health Care!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shaniqua Seth at sseth@nwhn.org or (301) 965-0097

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.

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…