AdvancingHealth Care

The League is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. We believe that all Americans should have access to a basic level of care, including birth control and abortion coverage.
  • Washington, DC – League of Women Voters President Chris Carson today made the following comment on passage by the House of Representatives of the American Health Care Act:

  • The League is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. We believe that all Americans should have access to a basic level of care, including disease prevention, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute long-term care, mental health care and health promotion and education.

  • Urge your Senator to vote "NO" on Graham-Cassidy
    Urge your Senator to vote "NO" on Graham-Cassidy

    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. It’s a last-ditch effort that will harm the American public by cutting health coverage and raising premiums and out of pocket costs for millions.

  • The League joined other groups calling on Congress to extend and fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • This Hail Mary Attempt to Repeal Obamacare will Harm Millions

    Washington, DC - Senate Republicans introduced yet another health care bill today in a final effort to repeal Obamacare by using a special budget procedure to advance the legislation with a simple majority by the end of September. League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement: 

  • The League joined a letter sent to leadership in the U.S. House and Senate urging them to move past attempts to repeal the ACA and cut the Medicaid program and turn its attention towards bi-partisan policies that would safeguard the stability of health insurance markets for 2018 and beyond. Specifically, the letter asks them to focus on guaranteed funding for cost-sharing reductions, restoring premium stabilization programs and ensuring continued funding for outreach and enrollment assistance.

  • The League joined health care, labor and community organizations by calling on President Trump to commit to providing the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act.

  • The League opposes the motion to proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which will eliminate affordable quality health care for 22 million Americans by gutting the Affordable Care Act and slashing funding for Medicaid. The League urges Senators to support the parliamentarian’s ruling excluding the defunding of Planned Parenthood from the reconciliation bill.

  • The League joined more than 340 organizations representing a range of demographic groups from more than 40 states in sending a letter to Congress urging members to support an inclusive paid family and medical leave policy and to reject alternatives that leave people behind.

  • As Senate leadership unveiled their version of an Obamacare replacement bill, League of Women Voters leaders from 43 states gathered outside of Washington, DC for their biannual Council meeting. The organization has long been dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans and the League opposes the ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.’

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