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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. 

Health Care Reform In Depth

The League has joined an amicus brief in the case of King v. Burwell, which will be heard by the Supreme Court on March 4.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts guest blogs on their new buffer zone law for the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCullen v. Coakley that the Massachusetts buffer zone law, as written, is unconstitutional.

Today's Supreme Court decision on contraceptive coverage dealt a serious blow to women’s right to equal health care in America.

Have you registered to vote or updated your voter registration at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or another public government agency? Then you have the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to thank for that!

The National Voter Registration Act requires public assistance agencies to provide voter registration opportunities to applicants, and the Health Benefit Exchanges are public assistance agencies.

The League joined with Demos, Project Vote and allied groups to urge the Obama Administration to fully implement the National Voter Registra

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The League was a strong advocate for the legislation when it was debated and passed by Congress in 2010.

On March 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases that challenge the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers are required to provide contraceptive coverage.

Yesterday, the League of Women Voters joined with Rachel’s Action Network (RAN) to host a breakfast honoring the women of the U.S. Congress.