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Nationwide

These are the national organizations and campaigns working in alignment with RHAP’s mission and vision.

All* Above All

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Coalition on Liberty & Justice

Lady Parts Justice

National Community Health Center Association

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Raising Women’s Voices

Sea Change Program

Current legislation

American Health Care Act Repeals Medicaid Expansion (from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved)- Email your representatives now!
March 14, 2017
On March 6, House Republicans formally introduced the “The American Health Care Act,” the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This bill would repeal the Medicaid expansion funding that has enabled millions of low-income Americans to have health insurance coverage.
In addition to the repeal of the funding for the expansion funds, this bill would also result in the the most dramatic restructuring of the Medicaid program since its enactment. The AHCA would change the way the Federal government provides funding to states, capping the amount provided for each Medicaid recipient regardless of the actual cost to insure each person. This new funding mechanism, called a per-capita cap, will thus require the states to increase their funding for the program or millions will lose their Medicaid coverage. We know that will be extremely difficult, if not impossible for most states, and we also know that such Medicaid cuts will affect the most vulnerable in our country.
The House is scheduled to vote on the AHCA this month! If the House passes the bill, the Senate plans to pass it using a procedure referred to as “Budget Reconciliation” so that they will need only 51 votes in the Senate. That means it can pass the House and Senate with only Republican support. Contact your representatives now and let them know how harmful this legislation would be to people across the country!

Women’s Health Protection Act Reintroduced.

On March 2nd, Sens. Blumenthal and Baldwin and Reps. Chu, Fudge, and Frankel introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act, which puts federal protections in place against harmful state restrictions on reproductive health. Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor the act here through our friends at NARAL Pro-Choice America.

State Advocacy

Through our Reproductive Health Access Network, we are working intensely in states where we have a critical mass of motivated clinicians. Below are actions and campaigns we know of that are active in our Network states. If you know of any additional campaigns in these states, please let us know!

New York State

  • Upcoming Lobby Day on May 16th, 2017 in Albany, in partnership with Physicians for Reproductive Health, the National Institute for Reproductive Health and ACOG. You can register for the event here if you are interested in joining these organizations to speak to elected officials about reproductive rights in New York State. A brief lobbying training will be provided. There will be a free bus leaving that morning from New York City and returning the same day.
  • Submit public comments on two reproductive health care regulations. In February, Governor Cuomo announced that the Department of Financial Services would be putting forth regulations that require insurers in New York to cover abortions without cost-sharing, and guarantee contraceptive coverage similarly to the protections provided by the ACA. Both sets of regulations are currently in a public comment period until March 27th and any individual or organization can submit to show their support. The proposed policies are great progress, but there is room for improvement. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to Nathaniel.Dorfman@dfs.ny.gov (Department of Financial Services).

  • Help pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA).
    • New York was the first state to legalize abortion in 1970. The RHA bill updates the 1970 New York state law to coincide with the abortion precedents set by Roe v. Wade. The CCCA bill would expand access to contraception in New York. Learn about the two bills here.
    • Find your NY Assembly Member here and ask them if they have signed on to sponsor the acts.
    • Find your NY State Senator here and ask them if they have signed on and support the acts.
  • Help pass the New York Health Act!
    • This bill would guarantee health care for all New Yorkers regardless of income, wealth, employment, or immigration status. Learn more here.
    • Get involved at and stay tuned for more actions through the Campaign for New York Health.

California

Colorado

Illinois

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

New Jersey

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  • Support the Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017
    • This act will protect Rhode Islanders’ reproductive rights by ensuring abortion remains safe and legal, no matter what happens at the federal level. Learn more from Planned Parenthood here.
    • Find out who your state legislators are and ask them to vote for this legislation or thank them for their support here.

Vermont

Washington

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