The League joined 1,200 leading national, state, tribal, and local organizations on a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to provide continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Congressional action is needed in the lame duck session to ensure that states can continue to operate programs and provide health coverage for millions of children.


The Honorable Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch  
United States Senate 
Washington, DC 20510

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.

LWVUS joined an amicus brief in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by employers who maintain they do not have to provide reproductive health coverage based on religious beliefs of owners. LWV has long supported access to health care including reproductive health care for women.

The League joined with other organizations concerned about women's reproductive health in submitting comments on regulations proposed by the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) regarding preventive services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The League submitted comments that urge the Department of Health and Human Services to develop the application for entrance into the Exchange and Insurance Affordability Programs be compliant with the National Voter Registration Act.

The League of Women Voters has long supported the Title X program, which provides family planning services to millions of Americans. As Congress begins to debate FY 2013 appropriations bills, we urge the Senate to support and fund this critically important program.

The League asked Senators to oppose an amendment to an upcoming Transportation bill that that would limit access to contraceptive services for women if any employer or insurance plan has a “religious or moral objection.”

League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010.

League President Mary G. Wilson sent a letter to the members of the House of Representatives urging them to vote for passage of the health care reform bill when it reaches the floor.

The League joined over 200 other national organizations representing consumers, medical groups, businesses and labor organizations urging Congress to pass health reform.

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