Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) launched a national campaign to help newly-insured women use their health coverage to get the care they need, while avoiding unexpected costs. The Centerpiece of this campaign is a new resource, “My Health, My Voice: A Women’s Step-by-Step Guide to Using Health Insurance.” This guide was developed to address the specific problems newly-insured women are having using their health insurance, as identified by Raising Women’s Voices coordinators across the country, such as:

  • How do you find a Primary Care Provider (PCP) who is in your health plan’s provider network?My Health, My Voice
  • How can you start using your health coverage, even when you have a big deductible?
  • What do all those terms like premium, deductible, co-pay and co-insurance mean?
  • What are the women’s preventive services you can get for free, with no additional co-pays?

The My Health, My voice campaign was launched on November 9th, with a webinar co-hosted by RWV Co-founder Lois Uttley and by Ellen Liu, Director of Women’s Health for the Ms. Foundation for Women. They were joined by special guests Teresa Younger, President of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and Tamia Booker, Director of African American and Women’s Outreach for HHS Secretary Burwell. Kwajelyn Jackson of the Feminist Women’s Health Center, RWV’s regional coordinator based in Atlanta, shared her experiences consumer-testing the new literacy materials and plans for using the guide with newly-insured women during this open enrollment period.

If you missed the webinar? You can listen to the audio and follow along with the slides by going here. Want to learn more about the campaign and get free downloads of our materials? Check out our new website.