Press – Women’s Health Report Card

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Despite Obamacare Advances, Racial Health Disparities for Women of Color Abound – ColorLines, New York, NY

Report card grades women’s health care, one state at a time – Chicago Tribune

How the ‘War on Women’ Is Deepening Racial Inequality – The Nation

Good enough to pass: Washington gets C+ on Women’s Health Report Card – Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, WA

Healthcare fails women of color in states across the country – Fierce Healthcare

How does Oregon score on women’s health? Hint: We’re not at the head of the class – Portland Business Journal

Women’s Health Report Card Gives Montana Failing Grade – NBC Montana – Oct. 22, 2014

Oregon Scores a C Grade on Women’s Health – Salem News, Salem, OR

Missouri Gets Failing Grade on Women’s Health Report Card – KRCU Radio, Southeast Missouri State University

Women’s Health in Tennessee Ranks at Number 29, according to Healthy and Free TennesseeWGNS News Radio

North Carolina gets poor marks on women’s health – The Progressive Pulse, an NC Policy Watch blog, Raleigh, NC

Report: NC Among Worst States in US for Women’s Health Coverage TWC News North Carolina

Ohio gets a ‘C’ for women’s health – Dayton Business Journal, Dayton, OH

Health Care Lags for Women in Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania receives C+ on women’s health – The Sentinel, Cumberland County, PA

Pennsylvania Scores Only Average Grade on Women’s Health – Berks Community Television, Reading, PA

Study: Massachusetts ranks #1 in women’s health – MassLive, Massachusetts

Study: Virginia needs improvement for women’s health – Augusta Free Press, Waynesboro, VA

New Partnership Focuses on Missouri WomenMissouri Public Radio (NPR)

Report: NC Among Worst States in US for Women’s Health Coverage – Time Warner Cable News (statewide) video

North Carolina gets poor marks on women’s health – Progressive Pulse

NC gets failing grade on women’s health – Action NC

Editorial Cheers And Jeers – Pharmacy Choice

Opinion: A Path to Equality – The Times- Aurgus (Vermont)


October 14, 2014
Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director
(206) 992-8787 or

50-State Report Card on Women’s Health Released this Morning;

Leaders of National Organizations to Comment on Call this Afternoon

Report card shows poor or failing grades for most states rejecting Medicaid expansion

SEATTLE – Seventeen of the 21 states that have rejected federal funds to expand health coverage through Medicaid received final grades of C, D or F in a new 50-state report card on women’s health released this morning by the Alliance for a Just Society. The report card also found persistent racial disparities in women’s health across all states.

The report card is available: ‎

The Alliance will host a press call this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET / 11a.m. PT with leaders of national organizations who will comment on the report card’s findings and highlight top priorities for improving women’s health. Call details are below.

The states with the best overall rankings are: Massachusetts (#1), Connecticut (#2), Hawaii (tied for #3), Vermont (tied for #3), and Minnesota (#5). The states with the worst overall rankings are: Mississippi (#50), Oklahoma (#49), Texas (#48), Nevada (#47), and Arkansas (#46).

The Women’s Health Report Card uses the latest government data to rank all 50 states on 30 measures. It gives grades in three areas (health coverage, access to care, and health outcomes), assesses race-based disparities, and gives a final grade and rank to each state.

Press Call with National Leaders

WHAT: Telephone press conference about the 50-state report card on women’s health, The Promise of Quality, Affordable Health Care for Women: Are States Delivering?

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

WHERE: Dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156 Conference Code: 429161

WHO: Leaders of national organizations on the call will include:

  • LeeAnn Hall, Executive Director, Alliance for a Just Society

  • Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights, National Women’s Law Center

  • Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

  • Yael Foa, Outreach Director, Working America


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Home / Introduction

Executive Summary & Report Card

Subject Areas

•  Health Coverage for Women

•  Women’s Access to Health Care

•  Women’s Health Outcomes

Discussion of State Rankings, Grades and Racial Disparity Ratios

State Reports


Methodology & References



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For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Kathy Mulady

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