8/10/11 Meria interview Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need; 14 years as an award winning journalist;the new health care laws to go into effect 2014; A woman spends 5 years bearing two children, 3 decades worrying about unwanted pregnancies; The Merger Watch Project of 1996; women are the health care decision makers in families -what about momma? gender rating; HHS-preventive health must be covered, no deductible; Planned Parenthood-what does it really provide women? Why the opposition? Pregnancy and health (diabetes,heart disease, strokes); screening and counseling important for victims of domestic violence; insurance exchanges;abstinence doesn’t work – ask Sarah Palin; public policy and the religious right; health care from birth to death; single payer; pre-existing conditions an outrage! we need a wellness system, not a sickness system.