Advocacy in Action

New Policies May Undermine Patient Protections

On Oct. 22, the Administration issued guidance that could impact women with heart disease. It would expand states’ ability to change some aspects of their…

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CMS Guidance Puts Millions of Americans at Risk

New administration guidance, released on October 22, 2018, could send us back to days where pre-existing conditions were openly discriminated against, costing millions of Americans…

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Patient Story: The Value of Insurance

#DefendPreEx: Jill's Story   Watch WomenHeart Champion Jill as she shares the value of having health insurance. She talks about the fear of what could happen if…

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WomenHeart SAC Member Receives High Honors

Congratulations to WomenHeart Science Advisory Council member Rita Redberg, M.D. on her induction into the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Dr. Redberg was actually elected to the…

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Congress is working on legislation that could help us live longer

Population experts say life expectancy in the United States has decreased in recent years, and America has fallen behind other developed nations. On Oct. 5,…

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Make Your Voice Heard

#DefendPreEx: Ingrid's Story   On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the U.S. Senate voted on a resolution introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that would have overturned…

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A Heart Disease Message for Hispanics

More than 100 people learned about heart disease and Latinas during Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday Oct. 6 at Univision’s Unision Feria de Salud hosted…

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The Long Fight Against Short Term Duration Plans

Legislation Rejects Inadequate Insurance Plans that Discriminate Against Women with Heart Disease On Oct. 2, a new federal regulation that authorizes the expanded use of short-term,…

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September 2018 – Keeping Voices Heard in Congress

Amy’s Advocacy Corner One of WomenHeart’s policy and advocacy priorities is to make sure members of Congress hear the voices of women with heart disease…

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Leading Cardiologists Outline Why Health Care Policy Matters to Women with Heart Disease

WomenHeart advisors Dr. Nanette Wenger and Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, along with Dr. Beverly H. Lorell, recently published an article in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, making…

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