Health Care

Healthcare

Healthcare

The League’s Policy:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

Focus:

  • To participate in LWVFL Healthcare Expansion Campaign supporting  health care for Florida’s working poor who now fall in the gap;
  • To explore partnering with local hospitals, chambers and businesses in advocacy efforts;
  • To expand work to include Mental Health studies.

Chair: Nancy Gau (561-439-4522, Jessiestar2@yahoo.com)

Meetings: See League Calendar.

Location: Home of Nancy Gau, 2082 Hermitage Dr., Wellington. FL.…

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Kudos For The Healthcare Issue Group

Kudos For The Healthcare Issue Group

By Nancy Gau

Your Healthcare Committee recently received recognition from LWVF in their annual Close the Gap (CTG) report. The CTG campaign was an organized attempt to expand healthcare coverage to more Floridians (i.e., low-income, working Floridians).  Even though we did not meet success, we (along with Florida CHAIN and other organizations) continue to look for opportunities.

LWVF divides the state into regions for the Healthcare issues and we are part of the Miami Region.  As an incentive for League chapters to contribute towards the Close the Gap campaign (to expand healthcare to the working poor), LWVF set up a grant fund with money from the CHAIN organization.  You had to “deliver” though to get it. In order to “deliver”, we wrote Letters to the Editor (LTE’s), called …

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The Conversation Project is now online

Dear Friends of the Center for Applied Ethics,

I am pleased to advise you that our most recent Ethics Speaker Forum on March 27 – “Ethics and The Conversation Project: Values, Conversations and Life Choices” – is now posted on our website. Please feel free to share it with any friends or family as well as to watch it again if you wish! The presentation starts at around nine minutes into the recording.
Copies of the Conversation Starter Kit are also available HERE.

I would also like to share a wonderful poem following along the forum’s theme sent in by one of your fellow participants, Minx Boren. Please enjoy her inspired writings and keep in touch with the Center as we continue to engage, educate …

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PBC BOCC Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

PowerPoint Presentation:

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Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

March 15, 2017 Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

By Ellen Norman and Nancy Gau

Karen Wilkerson, President of the LWV of PBC welcomed a well attended  Hot Topics Luncheon crowd on March 15.  News from the President:

  • A new Spanish-language directory of elected officials will be published.
  • Darlene Kostrub, Membership Chair,  was commended for the increase of 50 members last month and the more than 60 new members who will attend the April 1 New Member Orientation.
  • Debra Chandler has been appointed to the Citizens Review Committee for the Oversight of the Penny Sales Tax in Palm Beach County.
  • Fourteen League members from Palm Beach County are traveling to Tallahassee to lobby.
  • March 15 was designated as “Hear Our Voice Day,”  sponsored by the Women’s March Committee  and
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“We Are One” – The Voices of “I AM 1” Women

"We Are One" - The Voices of "I AM 1" Women

Click here to watch the video.

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Take Action: SAVE HEALTHCARE!

Take Action: SAVE HEALTHCARE!
Dear Friend—Take Action: Save Healthcare!
Legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced this week by the leadership in the House of Representatives. And after an 18-hour marathon meeting, the bill cleared its first hurdle by passage in the Ways and Means Committee in the early hours of the morning.
This new bill, developed in secret and being rushed to passage, will rip apart our healthcare and revoke coverage for millions of Americans while raising costs for millions more. Tell your Representative that this is unacceptable.
 The “American Health Care Act” is un-American. It will increase costs for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, while slashing assistance for lower-income households in obtaining coverage. It will also threaten the essential care that women need. In fact, the only real …
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Mark Pafford Video- Healthcare Issues

Mark Pafford Video- Healthcare Issues

Mark Pafford speaks to Healthcare Issues in Florida.

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March Hot Topics Luncheon

March Hot Topics Luncheon

MARCH HOT TOPICS LUNCHEONRita Thrasher

Updates on Mental Health Issues in Palm Beach County

Rita Thrasher, Chairman of PBC Action Alliance for Mental Health

Rita Thrasher is 1 of 4 citizens whose life has been affected by mental illness.
Rita is a retired reading teacher and mother of three daughters. After her youngest daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in middle school, she became a caregiver and researcher. This helped her manage the mental illness of her oldest daughter at age 29.

Both daughters are now deceased due to mental illness related causes and Rita has emerged as an impassioned, bold and brave community leader with a “loud voice” in advocating and rallying for increased awareness, understanding, acceptance and education to assist agencies and schools in Palm Beach County …

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Floridians for Reproductive Freedom New Roundup

Floridians for Reproductive Freedom New Roundup

The Floridians For Reproductive Freedom Weekly News Roundup – everything you want to know or ought to know about the latest happenings in the fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice in Florida. Send submissions for inclusion to jon@progressflorida.org. If you want to add a colleague, email their contact information to info@progressflorida.org.

News Roundup

Abortion legislation letting women sue doctors for physical, emotional harm clears House panel
By Michael Auslen
Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Women who are injured or experience “emotional distress” after having an abortion could sue their doctors for up to 10 years after the procedure under legislation passed Thursday by a Florida House subcommittee.

 

The folly of defunding Planned Parenthood
Editorial
Tampa Bay Times
When Republicans in Congress vow to defund Planned Parenthood …

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