A new campaign by National Women's Law Center is trying to get women more involved in the health care reform debates. Their site, awomanisnotapreexistingcondition.com, aims to help women understand what's at stake, and provides different ways to get involved.
Adfreak, in its coverage of the campaign, writes:
The NWLC says 25-year-old women have been charged as much as 84 percent more than their male counterparts for health plans that don't even offer maternity coverage … all things I honestly didn't know until I saw the ad. With the mild uproar over last week's suggestion by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz., moron) that as a man he shouldn't have to pay for a plan that covers maternity care, NWLC's little campaign is getting extra press-and will no doubt spawn more campaigns as other women's non-profits rally around the call. And around Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who pointed out to Senator Kyl that while he may not need maternity insurance now, his mom probably did.
The following Oh Snap attack is brought to you by Senator Debbie Stabenow:
If you want to tell off Senator Jon Kyl (or just email your senator reminding them how much you support the public option, or if you want to encourage Olympia Snowe not to filibuster and to stop holding up the process with this ridiculous trigger idea, or if you want to tell Nancy Pelosi to keep hope alive), you can use this cool little form to do so.
Official Site [A Woman Is Not a Pre-Existing Condition]
New ads turn healthcare into a gender issue [AdFreak]
Snowe Also Says ... [TPM Editors Blog]
Snowe Says She Won't Back Any Immediate Public Option (Update1) [Bloomberg]
Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi lacks votes for most sweeping public option [Politico]