The White House Champions of Change program highlights stories and examples of citizens across the country who represent President Obama’s vision of out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world through projects and initiatives that move their communities forward.
Today, the White House will recognize Sara Finger, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH) as a White House Champion of Change. The award is meant to highlight individuals doing great work to educate their community about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, helping people take advantage of the benefits of the new health care law, and those who’ve been championing access to health care for everyone in their community throughout their careers.
Sara has been committed to educating community members and advocating about the importance of meaningful health care reform implementation in Wisconsin. Sara has reached out to the community on its importance for women in the state of Wisconsin by publishing health care reform and health care exchange information guides, hosting webinars to educate women on how they benefit from the new health care law, and just yesterday, kicked off a statewide tour to raise awareness and support for the ACA.
Before the Affordable Care Act was passed two years ago, mothers could not get coverage for their children because of pre-existing condition denials and women with chronic conditions ran out of insurance coverage because their expenses hit lifetime limits. Sara is being recognized for being a community leader in educating women on the new protections and benefits they will receive – such as banning the aforementioned practices.
Sara’s leadership in Wisconsin to enhance the lives and health of women is inconceivable. And although health care reform implementation has been halted by the Walker Administration in Wisconsin, Sara Finger has continued to advocate, educate –and celebrate – what health care reform means for Wisconsin women. As we celebrate the two year anniversary of the law’s passage on Friday, we are incredibly thankful to have the White House acknowledge Sara’s efforts around health care reform, today.