Supporting women’s health

We know women on average earn lower wages than men, suffer from higher rates of poverty, are less likely to be offered health insurance on the job, and are more likely to forgo health care because of cost.

That’s why next week is so important — the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that will decide whether women and their families can continue receiving premium tax credits for health coverage purchased through the federally-run health insurance Marketplaces.

A negative outcome in this case could mean that health care coverage will become unaffordable for as many as seven million women. Stand strong for health care by signing our open letter to opponents of the health care law.

Keeping Health Care Affordable

Show your support for the health care law and the millions of women who rely on it for health insurance.

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Without the premium tax credit, many women will face an impossible decision: Go without care altogether, or strain their families’ finances to pay for either insurance coverage without this help, or for health care services without the benefit of insurance.

Opponents of the health care law have tried repealing it over 50 times — this case is just another attack on the health care law. Voice your opposition to these attacks today!

It’s time to say “Enough!” to the opponents of the health care law. Americans need quality, affordable health insurance — and thanks to the health care law, millions have it. Let’s keep it that way.

Show your support for the health care law and the millions of women who rely on it for health insurance.

Gretchen Borchelt
Acting Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women’s Law Center

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This came in on ‘A song for MS’ and it sure is a great tune if you like songs about cowboys on the plain. By Whiskey Dick the song “A horse made of acid” Check out “A song for MS” on facebook


Senate Ways and Means meets Wed to discuss keeping SSDI solvent

Social Security – House Ways & Means Committee, Social Security Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Maintaining the Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s Solvency

On Wednesday, February 25th, the House Social Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Maintaining the Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s Solvency”.  Social Security Disability Insurance was created in 1956 to provide financial assistance to people who are unable to work due to disability or health issues.   Current projections indicate that the fund will be unable to pay full benefits if Congressional action is not taken by the end of 2016.  The hearing will focus on the financial status of the fund and legislative options to address the issue.   Visit the Committee website to le arn more and to view live video on the day of the hearing. the hearing is at 8:30 pm eastern time.