Reid discusses push to highlight women in Afghanistan
October 8, 2009
Nevada Senator Harry Reid meets with representatives from the Feminist Majority in his office in Washington D.C. They discussed the need for health insurance reforms which will benefit women and the importance of considering the women living in Afghanistan in the context of U.S. strategy.
Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid met with representatives from the Feminist Majority to discuss health insurance reform and the conditions facing women living in Afghanistan. Harriet Trudell; Peg Yorkin, Board Chair, Feminist Majority Foundation; Ina Coleman, Board Member, Feminist Majority Foundation; Eleanor Smeal, President; Kathy Spillar, Executive Vice President; and Norma Gattsek, Govt. Relations Director from the Feminist Majority discussed the positive impact that health insurance reform will have on women. Women are often charged higher premiums than men and are all-too-often denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, even including pregnancy and domestic violence. Sen. Reid assured them of his commitment to bring legislation to the floor that will make health care accessible and affordable for all women.