week on TALK! with AUDREY: Joining Audrey Adams
on the show this week . . . DEBRA L. NESS, President, National Partnership for Women & Families and JUDITH L. LICHTMAN, Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families. . . . We talk about why health reform matters for women.
This week, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as health reform, turns two. The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on March 26-28th in four cases challenging various aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Debra and Judith tells us what's at stake.
WHY: Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers and caregivers. Women, on average, have much more contact with the health care system over their lifetimes than do men.
The health care needs of women are greater, especially during their reproductive years, and historically women have played a central role in coordinating health care for family members, from spouses and children to aging parents.
ABOUT: The National Partnership for Women and Families
Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.
Photograph of Debra Ness and Judith Lichtman: Courtesy of National Partnership and subject to copyright.