This could be our last chance to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Next week, the U.S. Senate is gearing up to vote on a new plan to replace the ACA before the end of the month.
LWV Voices Opposition to Harmful Legislation
This week, League Interns had the chance to hear the personal side of the effects of possible cuts and caps to Medicaid at the Don’t Cap My Care rally hosted by the
In addition to lobbying the 114th Congress in support of our priorities, the League is working on a number of important policy proposals put forth by the President and agencies of the federal government. We will also be participating in litigation that could have a major impact on laws and regulations.
For several years, the League of Women Voters and our partners have been lobbying to bring the health care exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act. This week, we delivered a letter to the President asking for voluntary compliance and alerting the Administration to our intent to sue, if necessary.
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments into law thereby creating two of our most influential federal programs – Medicaid and Medicare.
The League joined an amicus brief in King v. Burwell that focused on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on women’s health, arguing that the tax subsidies are essential to women’s health and the ACA’s continued viability.
The League’s advocacy work in the courts, just like our lobbying in Congress and with the Executive, builds our influence in the political process.
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.