Today the Supreme Court will rule on the Affordable Care Act (health care reform law). Crossing my fingers& toes that they uphold ACA. This was a victory for every woman who has been unable to afford health coverage and a huge step towards ensuring health care for everyone in this country. We still have a lot of work to do to make sure that women have access to a full range of pregnancy relate care, including abortion care, but I pray that we can hold on to the critical progress we have…
Susan Brownell Anthony was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President. She was one of the important advocates in leading the way for women's rights to be acknowledged and instituted in the American government. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_B._Anthony
"Health Inequities and Disability: Addressing an Injustice through Advocacy and Research" Public health practitioners like many others fail to recognize persons with disabilities as a population with a unique history of oppression resulting from lack of civil rights in American society. Like other minorities, persons with disabilities have been denied and are still denied their civil rights in education, employment, housing, health care etc.
The Flip Side of Higher Premiums: Better Coverage - Time Magazine’s recent cover story on health care – “Bitter Pill” by Steven Brill – has focused attention on hospital prices, especially for people paying out of their own pockets. This is not a new issue, but certainly one that deserves attention.