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Health Care Reform Now: Our Voices at the Table, for What?

By Chris Lombardi
On Friday, as President Obama’s push on health care reform began, the White House hosted a high-powered roundtable of women’s organizations for a “Stakeholder Summit.” Former WVFC editor Christine Cupaiolo points out the high caliber of the groups in the room: Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network, took part, representing both NWHN and Raising Women’s Voices,…
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Kidney Transplants, Sick People and Sick Banks: An Exchange

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
In the current era of debate about health-care costs, last week’s Newsmix item on kidney transplants sounded an alarm here at WVFC. One reader, Rita Prangle, asked the question on many minds: The study authors’ belief that doctors consider women frailer than their male counterparts doesn’t make sense. We’re all aware that women live longer than men. I wonder if…
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News Brief:Annie Lennox Rocks AIDS Conference; Most Americans Want Total Revamp of Health System, says Foundation CEO Karen Davis; Tina Brown’s New Online ‘Beast’

By Womens Voices for Change
How strange the change from 1990 to 2008: The above rendition of  Cole Porter’s “Every Time You Say Goodbye”  was rocker Annie Lennox’ contribution to the 1990 collection Red, Hot and Blue, which raised more than $10 million for AIDS research. But that was just the beginning for Lennox, 54, now Oxfam global ambassador. This week, Lennox made headlines at…
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Elizabeth Edwards Sends A Signal – and Pundits Begin to Read the Tea Leaves?

By Womens Voices for Change
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have sought the endorsements of John and Elizabeth Edwards in this hard fought Democratic primary. This morning, Elizabeth Edwards did an extended interview on ABC’s Good Morning America with Robin Roberts, sharing both of their experiences with breast cancer. But what got the news was Edwards endorsement of … Hillary Clinton’s health plan. Not…
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