Health and Safety

The Coalition supports access to quality, affordable health care for all, which includes comprehensive reproductive care, prevention screenings, and treatment services for behavioral health, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault. We support public health policies that promote safety in our homes and communities.

BCWAC Position Paper on American Health Care Act (AHCA) prepared by Peggy Dator (Co-chair Health & Safety) and Tam St Claire (President, BCWAC) regarding shifting healthcare costs to the state and jeopardizing access and services, including those provided by Planned Parenthood, March 2017

BCWAC Public Comment on Governor Wolf’s PA Medicaid Expansion prepared by Tam St Claire (President, BCWAC) and Peggy Dator (Co-Chair, Health and Safety Committee) and submitted to PA Department of Human Services April, 2015

Health and Safety Committee Strategic Plan_2015

Facts About Women’s Health Care and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Health Care Report to the Coalition on Nov. 30, 2012 by Tam St. Claire (Chair, Health Care Subcommittee) on the implementation status of the Affordable Care Act.

Testimony on Healthy PA Proposal prepared by Tam St. Claire (First VP and Chair, Health Care Subcommittee) and submitted to PA legislators January, 2014.

Comments from BCWAC to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regarding Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA Plan prepared by Tam St. Claire (First VP and Chair, Health Care Subcommittee) and submitted to HHS April, 2014.


In Support of Nurse Practitioners

Letter sent July 14, 2015 to Bucks County Legislators regarding SB717 and HB765

HB765: Text of HB765

SB717: Text of SB717

Pennsylvania: It’s About Time – Ten Reasons to Give Nurse Practitioners the Freedom to do Their Job


Press Releases on Health Care

Press Release: June 25, 2015
Response to King v. Burwell: 472,697 Pennsylvanians are Breathing Easier Today

Press Release: June 28, 2012
Response to SCOTUS Upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Guest Opinion: March 14, 2012
Affordable Care Act Vital for Women