Raising Women’s Voices
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.
The time has finally come: health insurance marketplaces are now open for enrollment for people in every state! The NWHN fought long and hard to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns were addressed in health care reform efforts.
Can you imagine swimming the English Channel? I certainly can’t. I used to enjoy running long-ish road races when I lived in Southern California, but there’s no comparison between jogging for 2-3 hours and swimming through open water for over 14 hours. But, in 1926, a young woman named Trudy Erdele had the courage to try what no woman had ever accomplished.