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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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POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE

POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE

POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE
By Nancy Gau, Chair of Healthcare Committee

Bipartisan Victory
In case you missed it in the news this past fall, both the U.S. Senate and House overwhelmingly passed the 21 Century Cures Act (H.R.6). It was signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016.
This $6.3 billion measure is the product of years of healthcare policy debate and is a huge bipartisan victory for medical research.
More Funding for Cancer Research
Among many other things, this legislation will boost federal research efforts to combat cancer, including $1.8 billion in funding for Vice President Joe Biden’s “cancer moonshot” initiative. Biden, who lost his son to brain cancer in 2015, has spent the past year traveling to leading cancer centers in support of this bill,

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The League’s Position.

Statement of Position on Public Policy on Reproductive Choices, as announced by LWV National Board, January 1983: 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.


LWVF Reproductive Health and Justice Committee.

Our Committee, chaired by Amy Weintraub of LWV St Pete Area, was formed in the fall of 2016 to advance the LWVUS’s Public Policy on Reproductive Choice in Florida. Currently, we are busy monitoring government entities and getting geared up for the 2017 Florida Legislative Session.


LWVF Kickoff 2017:

Powerful Leaders Demanding Action, January 27-28 in Orlando.

  • We are excited to participate in this state meeting of the League to be
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State Reproductive Health Committee

The League’s Position.
Statement of Position on Public Policy on Reproductive Choices, as announced by LWV National Board, January 1983: 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.


LWVF Reproductive Health and Justice Committee.
Our Committee, chaired by Amy Weintraub of LWV St Pete Area, was formed in the fall of 2016 to advance the LWVUS’s Public Policy on Reproductive Choice in Florida. Currently, we are busy monitoring government entities and getting geared up for the 2017 Florida Legislative Session.


LWVF Kickoff 2017:
Powerful Leaders Demanding Action, January 27-28 in Orlando. We are excited to participate in this state meeting of the League to be

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Healthcare Glossary

Healthcare Glossary

NEED HELP IN UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE ?

 

Unsure of some of the terms used in your policy or reports? You will be happy to know that the Health Issues committee of our LWVPBC has composed a glossary of health insurance terms to assist you.

 

HEALTHCARE GLOSSARY

AHC A – American Health Care Association (a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations).

ACA – Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)

AAAHC – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Catastrophic Health Plan – one that provides minimal coverage

CHAIN – Community Health Action Information Network (A statewide consumer health advocacy organization)

CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program

CTG – Close the Gap (a statewide attempt to expand Medicaid coverage to the working poor)

CMS – Children’s Medical Services

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Fight the Bite – Zika Prevention

Fight the Bite - Zika Prevention

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Zika pdf

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United State of Women Summit Recap and New Resources

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UNITED STATE OF WOMEN

Womens Bureau Director Latifa Lyles moderated the seminar Get Fair Pay How to Achieve Pay EquityLast week, the Women’s Bureau participated in the White House United State of Women Summit. The summit rallied 5,000 attendees from across the country to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward. President Obama and other administration officials, activists, and celebrities covered key gender equality issues, including economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and violence against women. Women’s Bureau Director Latifa Lyles moderated the seminar “Get Fair Pay: How to Achieve Pay Equity” which brought together academics, business leaders, and advocates of fair pay. Click here for highlights and video of the summit. Read Director Latifa Lyles’ blog post

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Single Payer Information in 2016

Heathcare- Who’s in and Who’s out in 2016-

Single Payer is on the ballot in Colorado in 2016.

A list of US Representatives who support Single Payer Medicare-For-All Legislation.

Single Payer in 2016 map

Single Payer Supportive Reps 2016

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Healthcare Expansion Presentation by Dena Leavengood

HISTORY

Speaker Dena Leavengood

Speaker Dena Leavengood

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NOW

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Speaker Dena Leavengood and LWVPBC President Karen Wilkerson

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WHAT CAN YOU DO

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