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Trump’s Budget Is Yet Another Attack on Black Women’s Health

The Black Women’s Health Imperative Criticizes the President’s Proposed Budget President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request shows his continued disregard for the health and well-being of women, particularly low-income women and women of color. What the administration refers to as ‘net savings’ is actually an attempt to dismantle the social safety net
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Religious Freedom Executive Order Allows Denial of Life-Saving Services for Black Women

On the same day the House of Representatives voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Donald Trump signed and issued an executive order that would hinder access to health care services guaranteed under the current law. This executive order would allow businesses, organizations and educational institutions to object to providing access to life-saving
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House Vote to Repeal ACA Endangers Health of Black Women & Girls

Black Women’s Health Imperative Calls on Senate to Protect Our Access to Health Care WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2017) Today was a blow to Black women’s health. The House of Representatives put the health of Black women and girls, and millions more Americans, at risk by passing a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act
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BWHI Supports Life-Saving Breast Screening Mammography Extension

Black Women’s Health Imperative Statement in Support of the Breast Screening Mammography Extension in the 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill The Black Women’s Health Imperative applauds the decision to include a one-year extension of the PALS Act in the fiscal 2017 Omnibus spending agreement. The PALS Act protects women’s access to mammograms by placing a moratorium on
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