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The Women’s Health Report Card that elected officials in more than 20 states would prefer you didn’t see

Press Release
Washington
Kathy Mulady (206-992-8787 or kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org)

Report card grades all 50 states on women’s health coverage, access, and outcomes

SEATTLE – With politicians on all sides courting women voters leading up to the November 4 elections, and with continuing debates about expanding health coverage through Medicaid, the Alliance for a Just Society will release a 50-state report card on women’s health tomorrow.

The Alliance will also host a telephone press conference tomorrow, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT to discuss the report card and give recommendations.

The report will be online at http://www.allianceforajustsociety.org/womenshealth/ beginning at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Speakers on the call will react to the grades, and make recommendations about how individual states, and the country, can move forward on women’s health issues.

The Women’s Health Report Card uses the latest data from government sources to rank all 50 states on 30 measures relating to women’s health issues and gives a final grade.

The report card is produced by the Alliance for a Just Society, a national policy, research and organizing network focused on racial and economic justice. The Alliance has produced pivotal reports on state and national health issues including Medicaid/CHIP, prescription drugs, and insurance industry practices for 20 years.

WHAT: Telephone press conference following the release of the Women's Health Report Card that elected officials in more than 20 states would prefer you didn’t see.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET and 11 a.m. PT

WHERE: Dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156, Conference Code: 429161

WHO: Speakers on the call will include:
          • LeeAnn Hall, Executive Director, Alliance for a Just Society
          • Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights, National Women’s Law Center
          • Yael Foa, Outreach Director, Working America
          • Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

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