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Judy Norsigian

In: Reframing Women's Health: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice

Chapter 11: Women and National Health Care Reform: A Progressive Feminist Agenda

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Women and National Health Care Reform: A Progressive Feminist Agenda
Women and national health care reform: A progressive feminist agenda
JudyNorsigian

Although hotly debated during the 1992 election, the topic of national health care reform usually left out the voices of women, although women use the health and medical care system far more frequently than men and constitute the vast majority of health workers (75% overall and 85% within institutions). More recently, however, organizations and coalitions such as the Campaign for Women's Health1 have articulated an agenda for system reform that incorporates women's particular needs and concerns. As we move toward a national health system that guarantees access to care for everyone, we have a unique opportunity to reassess and improve the quality of that system as ...

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