WOW — Women Organizing Women Newsletter — 2.11.21

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President Joe Biden Takes Action on Health Care, Reproductive Freedom

After almost a decade of Republican attempts to strip health care from millions of Americans, President Joe Biden signed two executive actions that will begin to restore and strengthen Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care.

The Biden-Harris administration is reopening enrollment to the Health Insurance Marketplace, taking additional steps to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and protecting women’s reproductive freedom.

These actions demonstrate a strong commitment by the Biden-Harris administration to build on the Affordable Care Act, meet needs created by the pandemic, reduce health care costs, protect access to reproductive care and make our health care system easier to navigate and more equitable.

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Miranda and Ingram Call for Debt Relief During PandemicState Reps. Jessica E. Miranda and Catherine Ingram have introduced emergency legislation to halt the collection of student and medical debt owed to state higher education institutions and hospitals operated by those institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Student and medical debt places a great burden on working families during normal times and has only been exacerbated by this pandemic,” said Miranda. “This emergency legislation will provide much needed financial relief to many Ohioans.”

“It is Ohio’s promise to help the most vulnerable and provide assistance for low income individuals and individuals in extreme need,” said Ingram. “Forty-five days is simply not enough time to pay back debts owed when many are in extreme economic distress.”

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Call on Ohio Senate to Remove Huffman as Health Committee Chairman

Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman has appointed Sen. Steve Huffman (his cousin) to chair the Senate Health Committee. Steve Huffman used offensive language and made prejudiced comments about Black Ohioans, who have suffered a disproportionate impact of the coronavirus crisis. An emergency room doctor, Steve Huffman was removed from his position at a local hospital — but Ohio Senate Republicans gave him a promotion and a key policymaking role on the issue of health care.

Click here to contact the Senate’s GOP leaders now and call for Huffman’s removal as the Health Committee Chairman.

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