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Trump Administration Attacks ACA By Cutting Essential Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2017) Yesterday, the Trump Administration slashed millions of dollars from the government’s budget that were intended to support the promotion of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) upcoming annual open enrollment period, slated to begin on November 1. These funds were to be used to support marketing efforts and the hiring of
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BWHI Takes a Stand Against Racial Violence

Washington, DC (August 17, 2017) BWHI stands against any kind of racism, bigotry, and intolerance, as was evidenced in the hate filled violence last week in Charlottesville, Virginia. We offer our condolences to the family of Heather Heyer, a young woman who attended the rally to stand in support of the marginalized, and against the
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Maternity Care Under ACA Repeal

Implications for Black Women’s Maternal Health co-written by Christy M. Gamble and Jamila Taylor This article was originally published on https://www.americanprogress.org/ The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been instrumental in providing affordable, quality health care to millions of American women. In fact, since the implementation of the ACA, about 13 million women have gained access to maternity
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Senate’s Health Care Bill Is Bad For Black Women

After weeks of secret meetings between a handful of senators, Senate leadership has released its draft version of the House-passed plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and it means bad news for Black women’s health.  “The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act is a half-hearted attempt to improve the House-passed Affordable Health
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What the AHCA Means for Black Women’s Health

Thanks to the nonpartisan Office of Congressional Budget Office (CBO), we now have a better understanding of how the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will affect men, women and children in America, and it doesn’t look good. Here are some of the key findings in the report: 14 million more people
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Trump’s Budget Is Yet Another Attack on Black Women’s Health

The Black Women’s Health Imperative Criticizes the President’s Proposed Budget President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request shows his continued disregard for the health and well-being of women, particularly low-income women and women of color. What the administration refers to as ‘net savings’ is actually an attempt to dismantle the social safety net
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Religious Freedom Executive Order Allows Denial of Life-Saving Services for Black Women

On the same day the House of Representatives voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Donald Trump signed and issued an executive order that would hinder access to health care services guaranteed under the current law. This executive order would allow businesses, organizations and educational institutions to object to providing access to life-saving
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House Vote to Repeal ACA Endangers Health of Black Women & Girls

Black Women’s Health Imperative Calls on Senate to Protect Our Access to Health Care WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2017) Today was a blow to Black women’s health. The House of Representatives put the health of Black women and girls, and millions more Americans, at risk by passing a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act
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BWHI Supports Life-Saving Breast Screening Mammography Extension

Black Women’s Health Imperative Statement in Support of the Breast Screening Mammography Extension in the 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill The Black Women’s Health Imperative applauds the decision to include a one-year extension of the PALS Act in the fiscal 2017 Omnibus spending agreement. The PALS Act protects women’s access to mammograms by placing a moratorium on
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