Blog Post List
October 11, 2011
It’s hard to know what to pay attention to in the flood of health reform policy jargon and acronyms, but here’s one new term that we think it’s important for women to understand: health insurance exchange . What is an “exchange”? It will be a new way for those of us who don’t have health insurance to find more affordable coverage than we can get now. When the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect, state health insurance exchanges will begin to play a huge role in shaping health care coverage for millions of people. An estimated 14 million women will qualify for free or very low-cost...
August 25, 2011
by Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need. August 26 is usually celebrated as the anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the day women finally got the vote. This year, let’s put a new twist on this anniversary! We’re calling it Women’s Health Equality Day , and committing ourselves to using women’s voting power to defend the landmark programs that were enacted over the last 45 years and are protecting and advancing women’s health. Historic advances like Medicaid, Medicare and Title X (the national family planning program) are threatened...