What the American Rescue Plan Says About President Biden’s Health Care Priorities – and What They Mean for You

What the American Rescue Plan Says About President Biden’s Health Care Priorities – and What They Mean for You

By Zack Buck, University of Tennessee As millions of Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Affordable Care Act just got a booster shot of its own. After 11 years of existential threat and months after an argument before the Supreme Court, the ACA has been strengthened under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the US$1.9 trillion…

Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

Soon after the new year, a new presidential administration will take office. We’ll also have a new Congress, the 117th, with a Senate currently composed of 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats — with two Georgia Senate seats to be determined in runoffs in early January — and the House of Representatives composed of 222 Democrats…

Experts Discuss the Future of Women’s Health After a Historic Election

Experts Discuss the Future of Women’s Health After a Historic Election

“Today’s conversation is more relevant than ever, and it is critical to understand how women’s health may be affected,” said Beth Battaglino, CEO of HealthyWomen, as she introduced Tuesday’s webinar, “Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court: 2020 Election & Women’s Health.” The webinar was moderated by Arika Pierce, founder of The Millennial Boardroom, with panelists…

HealthyWomen Joins National Health Organizations in Letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar About Access to COVID-19 Treatment

HealthyWomen Joins National Health Organizations in Letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar About Access to COVID-19 Treatment

November 11, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep and systemic inequities in our health care system. Not only are members of minority and under-served communities more likely to suffer serious health consequences from…