As a long-time reproductive justice advocate, I have spent the better part of my career working to ensure that women, regardless of income or background, have access to the care that they need. For me, Women’s History Month provides a perfect opportunity to take stock of the work that still needs to be done so that women and girls can claim agency over their own destinies.
Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) launched a new television ad in the Washington, D.C., media market hitting Republican Senate nominee George Allen’s record on health care.
American consumers have saved an estimated $2.1 billion on health insurance premiums as a result of two important provisions of ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) that protect consumers from excessive premiums.
Ray Woosley, David Feigal and Carl Peck: Which party has a platform plank for more health and less healthcare?
The 2012 Democratic and Republican Party platforms spell out what party leaders believe will address the needs of the American people. However, will they include a plank that acknowledges and addresses the fact that our nation spends more than all others on medical research and healthcare yet still has one of the highest infant mortality [...]
Virginia Organizing delivered a thank-you to Anthem’s CEO for a rebate check and asked for his support of Medicaid expansion in Virginia
Occupy Staunton is hosting a forum on the Affordable Health Care Act at the Staunton Public Library on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m
The ink is barely dry on the paperwork, but Andy Schmookler isn’t wasting any time making the most out of his campaign’s latest accomplishment. “In the weeks and months ahead, I will be increasing my public challenges of Bob Goodlatte,” Schmookler wrote to his supporters in an email announcing he had secured the Democratic nomination [...]
The Andy Schmookler for Congress campaign faced an unusual challenge, and met it with room to spare. Candidates seeking to be on a congressional primary ballot in Virginia must gather 1,000 signatures from registered voters in the district. While most candidates began gathering signatures Jan. 1, the decision to hold a Democratic primary in the [...]
My many stops and meetings throughout the Fifth District have painted a clear picture of the concerns Fifth District Virginians have regarding the most pressing issues facing our country today. At the top of that list is the President’s health care law. These policies put forth in Washington have very real effects on Central and [...]