November 18, 2011
In a blog post for the National Partnership for Women & Families, alum Davida Silverman (’10) writes about how the choices of the Congressional “Super Committee” could adversely affect women and girls. According to Silverman, recent proposals from both Republicans and Democrats to reduce the deficit contain cuts to Medicaid. Silverman says that “Women account for 3 in 4 adult Medicaid enrollees, and a little over half of the general Medicaid population. …As a whole, these cuts harm women, and their families, who depend on Medicaid for health care because the cuts negatively impact their access to providers and services.”
Silverman is a staff attorney at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP).
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson wrote about Silverman’s post on the Feminist Law Professor’s blog