Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV)
The National Women’s Health Network works for universal access to health care through Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV). Founded in 2007 along with our partners at the Black Women’s Health Imperative and the MergerWatch Project of Community Catalyst, RWV brings together national, state, and local health advocates who are committed to making the promise of health reform real for all women and their families. The campaign has a specific focus on the concerns of low-income women, women of color, immigrant women, young women, and members of the LGBTQ community.
The NWHN’s advocacy priorities for improving women’s access to high-quality, affordable health care include:
- Defending and strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
- Expanding Medicaid to ensure that low-income women and their families have affordable insurance options, regardless of where they live
- Ensuring that health insurance marketplaces engage women as stakeholders; offer plans that cover comprehensive care, including reproductive health care; and actively work to reduce health disparities
- Ensuring that health insurance outreach and enrollment reaches diverse women and families in culturally and linguistically competent ways, are user-friendly, and help women find affordable health policies that meet their health needs
- Building support for policies that advance health equity and address the affordability and accessibility barriers that affect women, immigrants, communities of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.