Women’s History Month Rally Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with Honored Guest Leader Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and women’s health leaders celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act at a rally at the San Francisco Women’s Building on March 23.  See a short clip here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHc2jeh3-R4

Speakers:  Amiee Allison, SF Dept. on the Status of Women; Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD, Co-Director, EQUAL Health Network; Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Founder, Center for Youth Wellness,    Janet Clyde, Owner, Vesuvio & past San Francisco Small Business Commission member; Amanda Selich, Student, City College of San Francisco

Affordable Care Act benefits available NOW:

«    Preventive care without co-pays or deductibles.

«    End of lifetime limits on insurance coverage.

«    Covers children with pre-existing conditions.

«    Young adults under age 26 remain on parents’ health insurance policy.

«    Rebate from Medicare for prescription drugs’ “doughnut hole”.

«    Tax break for small business owners buying health insurance.

BEGINNING AUGUST 2012

  • Coverage for women’s preventive care services without co-pays or deductibles for:

«    Contraception and well-woman visits.

«    Screening  counseling for HIV, domestic violence, sexually-transmitted infections &  breastfeeding.

BEGINNING 2014

«    Coverage for over 8 million uninsured women through expanded Medicaid.

«    11 million women with family income to $88,000/yr eligible for substantial health insurance subsidies.

«    Women can’t be turned away for pre-existing conditions or charged more because they are women.

Her editorial on the topic appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle last Friday. Click here to read it.

Event Sponsors: EQUAL Health Network, Access/Raising Women’s Voices, Alliance for Retired Americans, Breast Cancer Action, CA Family Health Council, CA Pan Ethnic Health Network, CPHA-N, CA Women’s Agenda, Children Now, City College of SF/Women’s Studies, Democratic Women’s Forum, Glide Health Services, Health Access, Healthy SF, Hospital Council of Northern & Central CA, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, MomsRising, National Physicians Alliance, National Women’s Law Center, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, Planning for Elders, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, SF Breastfeeding Promotion Coalition, SF Community Clinic Consortium, SF Democratic Women in Action, SF Dept. of Public Health, SF Dept. on the Status of Women, SF Health Plan, SF NOW, SF Older Women’s League, SF Small Business Commission, SF Women’s Political Committee, Senior Action Network, Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, Women’s Intercultural Network, U.S. Positive Women’s Network/WORLD, Women’s Building of SF       Contact: ershaffer@equalhealth.info

 

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