Resources for New Healthcare Reforms
How to Get Educated, Get Involved, and Get Covered!
NCJW has always believed in, and advocated for, the rights of all people to access quality, comprehensive, confidential, and nondiscriminatory health care coverage and services, including mental health care. Our nation took a big step toward improving our health care system with enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. While the ACA has already helped millions of women, children, and families, more advances are on the horizon.
Come October 1, 2013, many Americans will gain greater access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage by enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace, also called “exchanges,” created by the ACA. Exchanges will be the place where individuals and businesses can comparison shop and purchase the health plan that works best for them, improving the health and economic security of millions of women and families across the country.
NCJW's health care advocacy has long included a strong focus on reproductive justice, a concept that moves beyond safeguarding the legal right to reproductive freedom to a broader social justice frame that encompasses every woman’s true autonomy and equality. When it comes to health care, for NCJW, reproductive justice means not only fighting to secure and expand access to the full range of reproductive health services, including birth control and abortion, but also to supporting every person’s access to affordable health care.
It’s time for action to ensure that each eligible individual and family knows about their rights and options under this groundbreaking law. These resources can help.
Click here to download the complete NCJW ACA Advocacy and Education Guide, or see the links below for each individual resource.
Click here for the introduction to the guide.
Jewish Community Day of Action for Health Care: February 18, 2014 (Press release)
In partnership with the White House, NCJW has co-coordinated a day of action on health care coverage by the Jewish community. In Hebrew, the number 18 represents the word chai (life). We are taking action to educate our constituencies and the public about how to #GetCovered because we understand that access to care is integral to a long and healthy life. Jewish community organizations, leaders, and members can make a difference in supporting access to health coverage!
18 Ways to Make an Impact after February 18 – Check out this tip sheet on how you can help educate your community about the health insurance marketplace and how, why, and by when to get covered. Join us in taking after February 18, through the close of open enrollment on March 31!
Community Education Materials
NCJW Palm Cards for Health Insurance:
*These materials courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
NCJW Speaking Out in the Media