December 16, 2009

What Might Health Reform Mean for Women of Color?

That’s the topic of this live, interactive webcast, scheduled for today – Wednesday, Dec. 16 — at 1 p.m. ET.

Sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the webcast will examine aspects of the current Senate and House health reform bills that particularly affect women of color, who face additional health and access challenges.

You can join the live webcast here. An archived version, as well as a podcast and transcript, will be available later today.

Today’s panel will also address provisions in the bills that would affect access to and coverage of abortions, and recent findings from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Cara James, KFF senior policy analyst on race, ethnicity and health care, will moderate the discussion with:

  • Alina Salganicoff, Ph.D., vice president, director, Women’s Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Judy Waxman, J.D., vice president of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women’s Law Center
  • Paula Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., executive director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Panelists will take questions before or during the live program. Send questions to ask [at] kff.org.

The webcast is part of KFF’s series examining current issues in health disparities.


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