ON NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, WOMEN DECLARE:
BEING A WOMAN IS NOT A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION
Rally for Reform That Works for Women and Families
NWLC’s “Women’s Day of Action” is part of its nationwide campaign, Being A Woman Is Not A Pre-Existing Condition, which educates women about the disparities they face in our health care system and urges them to contact their Members of Congress to demand health reform legislation that is comprehensive, fair, and affordable.
“We want women to know that health care reform isn't something that should be debated only in
As part of the campaign, NWLC released a new report: Still Nowhere to Turn: Insurance Companies Treat Women Like a Pre-existing Condition, which found that nearly all (95%) of the best-selling individual insurance plans it surveyed, in the capitals of all 50 states, practice gender rating – in which insurance companies charge women more than men for the same coverage.
Other obstacles that women face include being denied coverage because of ‘pre-existing conditions,’ such as previously giving birth via C-Section or being a survivor of domestic violence, struggling with cost-related problems with getting access to health care, and difficulty finding coverage for maternity care when purchasing their own health insurance plan directly from insurance companies.
The “Women’s Day of Action” events include:
On Thursday, actress Elizabeth Banks (“Scrubs,” “Role Models,” “W”) will join Ms. Greenberger at a
Organizations demonstrating the broad participation in the DC vigil include Americans for Democratic Action, Coalition for Human Needs, Moms Rising, PHI Health Care for Health Care Workers, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, Raising Women’s Voices, and Young Invincibles.
For more information on the campaign and on the Women’s Day of Action, visit: www.AWomanIsNotaPreExistingCondition.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER:
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