Health Care Reform
The new Affordable Care Act health reform law has the potential to provide affordable health insurance to more than 15 million American women, and improve the inadequate coverage that millions of other women now have. Unfortunately, the law failed to guarantee coverage of comprehensive reproductive health care.
When national health reform began moving forward in Washington, MergerWatch staff realized that the country's conservative religious leaders would oppose insurance coverage for women's health care.
Frances Kissling on Catholic institutions that refuse to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees.
With the National Women’s Health Network and the Avery Institute for Social Change, MergerWatch co-founded Raising Women's Voices to ensure that women's concerns were addressed as policymakers created and voted on the new health reform law.
Raising Women's Voices celebrated the historic accomplishment of enacting the new health reform law that can help us gain more affordable coverage. Now RWV is working to ensure that the promise of health reform becomes reality for women and our families, and that reproductive health services are covered in the state insurance exchanges that are being created.
Visit the Raising Women's Voices website to learn more: