3275.0 Her Affordable Care Act: What health reform means for the health of women and families (NWHN)

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This panel includes three presentations by leaders in the Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need initiative which is working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the new health reform law into action. It will introduce the Countdown to Coverage campaign, a national effort to educate women about how the new health reform law is making critical women’s preventive health services more affordable, protecting women from insurance company discrimination, and providing families with greater economic and health security. It will review state progress in establishing new health insurance exchanges and the opportunities and challenges that those efforts present for women’s health advocates. And finally, it will explain how health equity advocates, working to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality, are exploring avenues opened up by the changes coming about under the Affordable Care Act.
Session Objectives: Discuss the effects of health reform implementation on women's health. Describe the impact of state health exchanges on women's access to care.

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Labor Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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