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The 2015 State Legislative Session begins on Monday, January 12, 2015. This is the first year of a 2-year session which means that all bills, which were introduced in the previous years, must be re-introduced in 2015.
The Feminist Women's Health Center is partnering with other organizations, stakeholders and patient advocacy groups under the umbrella of Cover Georgia Coalition to advocate for the expansion of medicare in the State of Georgia. One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion allows insurance coverage to be extended to low income individuals and families. While in July 2012, The US Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid expansion was left up to the states. As a consequence, states like Georgia have declined federal funds to expand Medicaid for low income Georgians causing many to be fall into the coverage gap.
In July 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nation’s new health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by treating the individual mandate that would have required coverage for all Americans as a tax. However, Medicaid expansion was left up to the states. Here are ten reasons why Medicaid expansion is good for working women and families.
Help us expand the vision of reproductive health and rights beyond the scope of a single issue. There are many overlapping policies that impede women and families from access to reproductive health care. Join our campaign to empower our communities, elected officials and ourselves.
As we prepare for the state legislative session, we anticipate some daunting and harmful bills to be introduced which are intended to make it harder and more difficult to access reproductive health services in our state.
One powerful way that you can help protect the reproductive services vital to our clients and advocates is to share your story with us. Policymakers and reporters are frequently interested in these stories.
January 22, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, the Supreme Court decisions that made abortion legal in the US. A woman’s right to have an abortion was permitted by law on the basis of right to privacy under the concept of personal liberty founded in the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Further your skills in reproductive health and rights advocacy as we lobby at the Georgia state capitol building during the legislative session. Training and refreshments provided.
As an ACTION Team member you will be a “first responder” to legislative calls to action. We will count on you to respond, organize, and be visible!
Supporting our pursuit for Reproductive Justice can be as easy as having friends over for coffee & dessert. Be a House Party Host - It’s fun, interesting, and a powerful way to make a difference!
Thank you for joining us and many others in Georgia working for a progressive vision of reproductive health and rights. “Voice Beyond Choice” Campaign is dependent upon your support. This Action Kit will help you to educate yourself and others, build support, and encourage your state elected officials to oppose several bills in Georgia’s state legislature that could seriously harm reproductive health.