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Health Care Reform

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

Why it matters

The U.S. health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all U.S. 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 policy makers and analysts. 

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Health Care Reform In Depth

LWV of the United States joined partners in filing an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in a trio of U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging the imposition of work requirements on Medicaid recipients.  

The League joined a coalition letter to the Department of Health and Human Services urging an extension of postpartum Medicaid from 60 days after birth to one year after birth.

 It is essential that all persons in America have access to affordable health care and that no one be denied coverage after contracting COVID-19.   

The League applauds bipartisan support and urges Congress to consider more relief

The Idaho law  violates Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination in educational programs or activities.

The League wishes President Trump and the First Lady a safe and speedy recovery.

LWV joined public health advocacy groups in a letter expressing grave concern regarding the United States Government’s decision to terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (W.H.O). 

LWVUS joined 189 organizations addressing Congressional leadership and standing in solidarity with Black Women’s Reproductive Justice advocates to protect the bodily autonomy and reproductive rights of all people.

The League joins its partners addressing Congress and asking for new pandemic relief legislation that protects and meetings basic human needs to reduce the effects of the pandemic on our population.