Why I Support Universal Health Care: A Right, Not a Privilege

National NOW board member Joanne Tosti-Vasey, on her personal blog, writes: “My life was threatened by the multi-company, private health insurance system we currently have. I received a bone marrow transplant in 1989 from my identical twin sister. Althou…

Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less?

Gerald Friedman writes on truthout: “It is not cost pressures on providers that are driving up health-care costs; instead, costs are rising because of what economists call transaction costs, the rising cost of administering and coordinating a system that…

ACTION ALERT: Care Infrastructure in Danger

Care Infrastructure in Build Back Better Act, Other Provisions in Danger – Act NOW  BACKGROUND  THE ISSUE: Democrats will be scaling back the $3.5 trillion price tag for the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) because of demands by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Their opposition threatens chances of success for many of our priorities for Read more …

NOW Calls on Roberts Court Not to Gut the Affordable Care Act

NOW calls on the Roberts Court to set aside political ideology, respect the structure and purpose of the ACA, and read its relevant sections together instead of in a vacuum. For those Justices so consumed with hate for Obamacare that they will grasp at any straw to undo it, we have a suggestion: run for Congress yourselves.

Health Care Reform Victory Comes with Tragic Setback for Women’s Rights

As a longtime proponent of health care reform, I truly wish that the National Organization for Women could join in celebrating the historic passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It pains me to have to stand against what many see as a major achievement. But feminist, progressive principles are in direct conflict with many of the compromises built into and tacked onto this legislation.

White House Health Care Reform Bill Denies Women’s Basic Rights

Today the White House announced that it has set March 18 as the deadline for Congress to pass a final health care reform bill. President Obama has embraced the Senate’s version of health care legislation. This bill is no panacea for the nation’s broken health care system. It has major flaws that probably cannot be fixed within two weeks. However, the National Organization for Women is not about to give up — not with women’s basic human rights at stake.

NOW Urges Single-Payer as Best for Women, Says Reproductive Health Care Must Be Covered

President Barack Obama’s address to Congress and the people of the United States resonates at a time when people are fed up with the health care status quo because it is not working. The National Organization for Women is pleased President Obama mentioned the need for a public option to provide health care to those not currently served by the profit-driven private insurance industry.