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What does health care reform mean to you?

No matter what the result of health care reform, our lives will be profoundly affected. So how do we make sure our voices are heard, and that things essential to our health aren’t left behind? Why through photos, of course.

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Roundup: Global Leaders Talk Women’s Health at UN Meetings, Gardasil Blocks Border for Young Woman

UN Meetings and Clinton Global Initiative on climate change and maternal health, Gardasil’s border issue, and news from around the web.

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Poverty Underscores Need for Reform

Health care reform can help level the playing field for women who have been overlooked for too long. Simply put, women must not be left out of the most important public policy discussion of a generation.

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Funding Commitments for Women Announced at Clinton Global Initiative

The formal start of the Clinton Global Initiative, which begins with a plenary featuring President Obama, President Clinton, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile and others, is less than an hour away. But there have already been announcements of commitments to and calls for funding for women and girls, a key theme of this year’s meeting.

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Health care reform must address health care challenges faced by rural women

“I can’t fill my prescription because I have to buy groceries.” One
needs only to spend a day in any one of our health care centers to hear
stories just like this and to see the need for meaningful health care
reform.

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Family Planning in the New Afghanistan

If the United States is serious about paving the way for a modern state, we need to invest in women’s empowerment.

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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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DEAR HONEY: Letter to the Wives of Senators

DEAR HONEY:  Letter to the Wives of Senators
Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care for Women
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Speaking up for women’s health at public health round table

Last week U. S. Senator Al Franken hosted a round table discussion with Minnesota’s public health community. I shared some of my experiences as CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.

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Health Care Reformers: Don’t Forget Women

Although women comprise more than half of the U.S. population, many insurers treat their medical care as an exception to the rule, charging them more to stay healthy than men and refusing to cover basic reproductive services. This dangerous double standard must end.

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