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Health Care Reform

Every US resident should have access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices.  

Why It Matters

The US health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all US residents. Basic care includes disease prevention, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute long-term care, mental health care, as well as health promotion and education. Health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services and delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level. 

What We're Doing

Over the past 20 years, we have lobbied for health care policy solutions, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to control costs and ensure a basic level of care for all. Throughout the health care debates of the past few decades, Leagues worked to provide millions of Americans across the country with objective information about the health care system and its significant reforms. This included organizing community education projects, holding public forums and debates, creating and distributing resource materials, and engaging leading policymakers and analysts.

LWV is mobilizing partners with Planned Parenthood Action Fund in the Bans Off Our Bodies campaign for reproductive justice.

Further Reading: Health Care Reform
Latest from the League

The League of Women Voters of the United States joined more than 200 civil rights and health care groups on a letter to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The letter urges the Agency to enforce state and federal action to maintain Medicaid coverage for eligible families when the continuous coverage requirement ends.

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This story was originally published by WIFR.

It’s been seven months since Roe v. Wade was overturned, escalating debate over reproductive rights.

Women’s reproductive rights has been a back-and-forth conversation for decades, but some groups want to make sure the conversation keeps moving forward and that women are listening.

A panel of health experts spoke to Freeport residents in an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters. They say the goal Tuesday night was to educate people, especially women, on their bodies and the rights they have to protect them.

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This story originally aired on KLKN TV.

The League of Women’s Voters of Nebraska is preparing for a busy legislative session in 2023.

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