When: TUES, Mar 21st, 7:30 - 9pm
Where: Philips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East @ 14th Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Linda Prine, MD, Reproductive Health Access Project
Katharine Bodde, Policy Counsel, New York Civil Liberties Union
Liza Fuentes, DrPH, Guttmacher Institute
Deborah Kaplan, DrPH, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Moderator: Mary O'Brien, MD, PNHP NY Metro
Reproductive health care is under assault as Congress threatens to defund Planned Parenthood, block grant Medicaid, and roll back gains made under the Affordable Care Act.
This forum will feature leaders in the women's health, reproductive justice and rights community to give an overview of the current political landscape, and how we will fight back. Join us for a rich discussion on the legal and justice frameworks that can shape our response to the protracted threats to women's health.
Panelists will address how improved 'Medicare for All' will benefit women's health by moving from a market-based commodity to a rights-based model.
- Decoupling employment and health insurance coverage (an employer's position on contraception will no longer affect your coverage).
- Ending dependence on a spouse for health insurance coverage.
- Eliminating financial barriers to care.
- Free choice of provider.
- Access to comprehensive medical care, including contraception and abortion, but also mental health, vision, dental, and all medically necessary care.
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