From Nate Keller <[email protected]>
Subject Action Steps & Resources: Sign On with March of Dimes for Maternal Healthcare
Date May 22, 2023 1:00 PM
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Dear Health Advocates,

Last week was a busy week in the healthcare advocacy world, and there is a lot more to come! We’re continuing to activate around debt ceiling negotiations and the threats to Medicaid. We’re amplifying recent hearings from The Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee who both held hearings on policies to address dishonest pricing practices and transparency, and we’re preparing to amplify the House Oversight hearing this week on drug pricing.

Importantly, the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court heard arguments on May 17 regarding the Mifepristone case that proved its more important than ever for us to speak up for access to lifesaving medications. Please continue to sign and share the our People's Brief to Protect Mifepristone, which you can find under Action Items. Additional resources, events, and items are also below:

Action Items

NEW! March of Dimes Sign On Letter: Coalition Letter In Support of PREEMIE Act 

Sign & Share Individual Petition in Defense of Mifepristone: People's Brief to Protect Mifepristone and Access to Medication 

Sign & Share Families USA's Petition: Medicaid Should Cover our Whole Bodies: Mouths Included!

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

NEW! May 24, 4:30 PM ET - The Arc, Autism Society of America, Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC), Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD), and Caring Across Generations Rally: Save Medicaid Online Rally!

NEW! May 31, 3 PM ET - Families USA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Address Youth and Family Mental Health 

Join Families USA and our partners in our effort to explore both policy and advocacy solutions to address the youth and family mental health crisis

NEW! June 6, 1 PM ET - United States of Care & Community Catalyst Webinar: Braidwood v Becerra Preventive Services Case

NEW! June 6, 2 PM ET - National Center on Law and Elder Rights: Oral Health Coverage and Care for Older Adults

Resources For Your Health Advocacy

Protecting Mifepristone 

Families USA Insights Column: From Amarillo, Texas to Your Medicine Cabinet – Extremist Judges Are Paving the Way for Religious Ideology not Science to Determine Your Family’s Access to Prescription Medications
Families USA Resource: Health Consequences Of A Mifepristone Ban Infographic
Planned Parenthood Resource: Mifepristone Case Toolkit

Health Coverage

NEW! Families USA Comment: Powerful Group Of Senators Urge CMS To Improve Medically Necessary Medicare Dental Coverage
NEW! US of Care Template Legislation: Preventive Services Legislation
Families USA Sign On Letter: Nearly 230 Organizations Tell Congress: No Cuts To Medicaid 
Families USA Issue Brief: Medicaid Redeterminations Are Here: States Still Have Options to Pave the Way Toward Greater Government Efficiency
Families USA Factsheet: Lost Medicaid or CHIP? Learn How to Stay Covered
Spanish Version

Health Care Value

NEW! Families USA Video: House Energy & Commerce Committee Bill Markup on Transparency and Dishonest Billing

NEW! Families USA Video: Why Health Care is Unaffordable: Anticompetitive and Consolidated Markets

Families USA Report: The Power of Price Transparency: Unveiling Health Care Prices to Promote Accountability and Lower Costs

Health Equity 

Families USA Report: Health Equity Task Force: 2023 Federal Priorities

Families USA Report: Investing In Our Moms: Three Ways State Medicaid Programs Can Improve Maternal Health

Thank you for your tireless advocacy as we continue fighting for the best health and health care for all of America's families. To connect on shared advocacy efforts or let us know what you would like featured in upcoming Resource Roundups, please respond to this email or reach out to any of us at Families USA! 

Have a great week,

Nate Keller

Partnerships Mobilization Associate

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