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Serving the People of Brevard County, Florida
HomeHealth Committee

Health and Women's Issues Committee

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Health and Women's Issues Program
Health and Women's Issues Program

1. Monitor and report on any changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and advocate for adequate health insurance coverage for all Floridians.

2. Monitor changes to Medicare and the Florida Medicaid Program.

3. Monitor funding and implementation of children’s health insurance programs including

 efforts to provide basic health care for all children in Brevard County.

4. Monitor and advocate for reproductive rights issues at the state and federal level.
5. Develop programs and/or provide access to programs that encourage and support women running for office.
6. Educate women through workshops, utilization of social media, participation in community health fairs on the following issues:
   a. Community resources available in Brevard.
   b. Workplace issues including equal employment, workplace conditions for pregnant and   lactating women, maternity, family and medical leave.
   c. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
7. Monitor, educate and advocate for policies, ordinances and legislation that reduce violence and discrimination against members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) members of the community.
8. Monitor and advocate for major health, prevention and wellness issues as related to:

   a. Mental Health

   b. HIV/AIDS

   c. Women’s Health

   d. Oral Health
   e. Access to care for people with disabilities
   f. Gun Safety
   g. Opioid Epidemic

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Health Positions
Health Positions
Support for the Health Care positions of the LWVUS:

1. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that a

basic level of health care at an affordable cost should be available to all

U.S. residents.

2. Other U.S. health care policy goals should include the equitable

distribution of services, efficient and economical delivery of care,

advancement of medical research and technology and a reasonable

total national expenditure level for health care.

3. Every U.S. resident should have access to a basic level of care that

includes the prevention of disease, health promotion and education,

 primary care (including prenatal care and reproductive health), acute

care, long-term care and mental health care.  Dental, vision and hearing

care also are important but lower in priority.

4. The League believes that under any system of health care reform,

consumers/patients should be permitted to purchase services of insurance

coverage beyond the basic level.

5. Support for full service schools that provide physical and mental

 health services for all students.