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Nina Esperanza Serrianne

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Nina Esperanza Serrianne has worked on the local, state, and national level working with lawmakers for social change and advocating for reproductive rights and justice and. Nina currently works at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) as their Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity Policy analyst, protecting the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid coverage, and contraceptive access for Latinxs living in the U.S. Nina became passionate about Medicaid issues while working at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York and helping patients access health care coverage. Other highlights of her career include, serving as a Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) legislative fellow in the office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and publishing, America in the Nineties, a survey of the policies and politics of the decade, published by Syracuse University Press (2015).

The Future of Medicaid & Why It Matters to Women and LGBTQ People of Color

August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Nina Esperanza Serrianne, Natasha Chabria, Mariah Alaina Lindsay

Medicaid is the largest source of public health insurance, covering sexual health, reproductive health, and other vital health services for many individuals with low incomes, including a disproportionate share of LGBTQ individuals, women of color, persons with disabilities, and single parents. Yet states have proposed, and the Department of Health and Human Services has approved, demonstration projects that undermine the Medicaid program and punish, stigmatize, and harm individuals enrolled in Medicaid. For example, many of these demonstration projects include "work…

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