HealthcareThe League’s Policy:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

Focus:

  • To participate in LWVFL Healthcare Expansion Campaign supporting  health care for Florida’s working poor who now fall in the gap;
  • To explore partnering with local hospitals, chambers and businesses in advocacy efforts;
  • To expand work to include Mental Health studies.

Chair:  Nancy Gau, Jessiestar2@yahoo.com561-439-4522

Meetings: See League Calendar.

Location: Contact Nancy Gau

RECENT ARTICLES

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    How to prepare for an emergency, save your life and manage life’s transitions. The Healthcare Committee in partnership with Emergency Info Plan is hosting two meetings for League members and their friends at the Compass Community Center. Register December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Today families often live states apart. Learn how to be better prepared for emergencies. Use...
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      LWV has supported ACA ( Affordable Healthcare Act)  for 10 years. The program has been underfunded by the Feds for 3 years so they depend on grassroots to help get the word out about open enrollment and assistance in enrolling.  We get nothing in return, except kudos and warm hearts (for helping more people get affordable, quality, healthcare). Contact...
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    HEALTHCARE ISSUE GROUP ANNOUNCES A NEW PROJECT The Healthcare committee and Emergency Info Plan LLC is excited to announce that we are promoting a program (EIP) to members of the League, organizations, and businesses. This will help their members and employees be better prepared for an emergency by using their iPhone to alert 911 and emergency contacts and provide vital...
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  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month
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    By Nancy Gau Sept. 15, 2019 Please reach out to family, friends, co-workers, (or even a stranger) and remind them that September is National Suicide Prevention month, and encourage them to please pass the word on. On average, there are 123 suicides every day in the United States. It is the tenth leading cause of death in America and the...
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    Nancy Gau, Healthcare Falls can kill!  And according to recent studies published by JAMA, deadly falls among older Americans are on the rise, nearly tripling in recent years.  The actual numbers are shocking.  Approximately 25,000 older Americans died last year as a result of a fall.  You CAN help prevent yourself from becoming one of these statistics.    Here are some...
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