Raising Women’s Voices

The House tri-committee has a health care bill!

Posted in DC Reform, Health Reform Policy Proposals by raisingwomensvoices on June 22, 2009

Check it out, all or some of the 850 pages (and a Wonk Room guide). This bill is supposed to be the most public option-friendly, complete with a dedication to women’s health care and other important things that we like to see. The bill is a product of the three House committees; Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Energy and Commerce (see this press conference). Mark-up is expected to start tomorrow (!!!), and we’ll see how it is received by policy makers and the public (watch C-Span!). Raising Women’s Voices encourages you to do some research – read the bill and proposed amendments. Then go a bit further – call or email congress people on these committees. Commend them for good parts, and ask them to revise or advocate for change in not so good parts. The House is (ideally) more directly attuned to the needs of their constituents, so your voices are very important. Raise them!


One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. […] Raising Women’s Voices notes that the Tri Committee bill includes a statement on meeting women’s health care needs. Two points in particular stand out: […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: