As I am sure many of you have heard, today, the Supreme Court of the United State upheld the landmark health reform law, the Affordable Care Act.
This is a big win as millions of Latinas, their families, and their communities have already benefited from greater access to quality and affordable health care as a result of the reforms in the law. And millions more Latinos will benefit from the law as it is fully implemented through 2014.
But the fun does not stop here: please join us for a number of conversations and events on this historic decision and how to move forward for #HealthJustice post-Supreme Court.
June 29, 2:00-3:30 PM ET on Twitter using #HealthJustice #SaludyJusticia
Please join National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) and over a dozen national partners TOMORROW, June 29, in a post- Supreme Court Tweetchat entitled “Now what? How the Health Care Law Supreme Court Decision will Impact Women, People of Color, LGBTQ Folks, and other Underserved Groups.”
The Tweetchat will run from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET, so makes sure to join us on Twitter.com. It is sure to be a lively and informative discussion in both English and Spanish with over seventeen co-sponsoring organizations! Follow the conversation with our hashtag #HealthJustice #SaludyJusticia - Click here for more information.
July 12 2:00-4:00 PM ET – “Cafecito”- Style Conference Call
Join Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) for a “cafecito”-style conference call (informal discussion over coffee) to discuss how women, communities of color, and other underserved populations can move forward for health justice in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision on the health reform law.
Date: July 12, 2012
Time: 2 -3 pm ET in English, and 3-4 pm ET in Spanish.
Please RSVP here to receive the call-in information.
We know that the work starts here. We need to work for greater health care access for immigrant communities, LGBTQ individuals, and other underserved groups. We need to include comprehensive reproductive health services in the gains under ACA. We need for strive for greater diversity and cultural and linguistic competency of the health care work force. That’s why NLIRH and other health equity advocates support legislation like the Health Equity and Accountability Act. So, let’s celebrate today and move forward for health justice.
And please stay posted for more analysis on the decision and how it will impact Latinas!