Michelle Obama urges women to get involved.

On Friday, September 25, 2009, Michelle Obama gave a speech at the white house discussing women and health. As health care reforms become the topic of choice for most politicians, Michelle Obama urges women to get involved and debate saying, “it should be of particular concern to them (women) and their families…to assure full opportunity and equality.”

Our first lady is deeply bothered by the fact that some states still discriminate against women when it comes to proper health care. In her speech “she cited instances where women were denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions – like having a C-section, or having a baby.”

 “Women are affected because of the jobs that we do in this economy,” Michelle Obama states about the role women play in the work force and the correlation it has with healthcare. Though women have come a long way in the fight for equality, the truth remains that most women are still at a disadvantage as, “we all know that women are more likely to work part-time or to work in small companies or business that don’t provide any insurance at all,” Mrs. Obama states.

This speech, which was given to several women’s groups, should come as a loud wake up call to all women. If “women,” are Michelle Obamas main concern in her first speech voicing her opinion about health care, then women everywhere should resist from slamming the snooze button and wake up on this matter that will affect them and their daughters in the future.

http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/michelle-obama-health-care-overhaul-important-to-women/

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