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Take Action To Defend Health Care For Vulnerable Populations!

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The United States Senate is currently working on its proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which ensured coverage of essential health benefits, protected patients with preexisting conditions, and expanded Medicaid eligibility. This resulted in increased access to health care for everyone, but it especially benefited vulnerable populations that were less likely to have health insurance, including LGBT people, people with HIV, and Black and Latino people. Passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would jeopardize the gains made under the ACA by: Cutting healthcare for 23 million Americans, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 
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Fenway Health Announces Appointment of Dr. Jennifer Potter as Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute

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Fenway Health announces today that Dr. Jennifer Potter has been appointed Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute. Dr. Potter is Director of Women’s Health at Fenway as well as an Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society at Harvard Medical School. She has directed Women’s Health Research at The Fenway Institute since 2015, and has been a member of the faculty since 2010. She is a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Fenway Health. Dr. Potter will join Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer, who has been a Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute since 2001, in leading The 
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Queer Women’s Health Roundtable Shows Strength Of Community Networks

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On May 15, the Women’s Health Team at Fenway Health hosted its second Queer Women’s Health Roundtable, an evening for LGBTQ community leaders to discuss the health and wellness needs of Boston area cisgender women, transgender women, and gender-diverse individuals who were assigned female at birth. The Roundtable was launched in December 2016 to uplift and center the voices of community members speaking on behalf of the diverse populations that the Women’s Health Team serves. A wide range of local organizations are represented in the Roundtable by leaders who self-identity as cisgender women, transgender women, or non-binary individuals. Groups present 
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Fenway Health Urges Senate To Preserve Health Equity Measures And Coverage Expansions Of ACA

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Last week, the US House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If this bill becomes law, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their health insurance, and tens of millions more risk ineligibility for future health insurance coverage because of treatment for preexisting health conditions such as diabetes, depression, and cancer. Every American would be impacted by this bill, which would permit private employers to offer health insurance plans with lifetime caps on the cost of coverage, which severely impact individuals receiving treatment for diseases such 
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Religious ‘Liberty’ And The License To Discriminate

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Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order titled “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” It is designed to permit political speech by religious institutions that might previously have risked their tax-exempt status. The order did not include broader “religious liberty” provisions that would have given businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities a license to discriminate against people who are LGBT, have had abortions, or unmarried people who engage in sex. In February, The Nation published a draft copy of an executive order that would have done just that, and in the days leading up to the release of 
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