Health Care

Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

Rita Thrasher

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 video

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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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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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Mark Pafford Video- Healthcare Issues

Mark Pafford speaks to Healthcare Issues in Florida.

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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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Health Care


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

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

AHCA – American Health Care Act (aka as Trumpcare) (Note: Senate version is pending as of 6/26/17.).

ACA – Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)

AAAHC – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Capitation – a payment arrangement for healthcare service providers (physicians, etc.). It pays a set amount for each enrolled person, per period of time, whether or not they seek care.

Catastrophic Health Plan – …

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Fight the Bite – Zika Prevention

prevent Zika Virus

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Zika pdf

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