The Feminist Women’s Health Center prioritizes our advocacy agenda by focusing on public policies that relate to the Center's mission and services.
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.