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Media: Baker, Markey Lead Bipartisan Resistance to Senate Health Care Bill

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Following the Senate release of the proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act, Massachusetts legislators are speaking out against the bill. In a recent State House News Service story, featured in the Fall River Herald News and the Taunton Daily Gazette, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella spoke about the damaging implications of the bill for survivors of sexual violence. 

Excerpt: "Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, said in a statement that the Senate proposal 'would result in serious harm to survivors of sexual violence,' by allowing states to offer plans that do not include coverage for preventative health care services and mental health care."

Read the full article, "Baker, Markey Lead Bipartisan Resistance to Senate Health Care Bill," on the Fall River Herald News website and the Taunton Daily Gazette website.

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Jessica L. Atcheson
As BARCC’s first staffer solely dedicated to communications, Jessica L. Atcheson leads strategies to advance BARCC’s mission and raise its organizational profile. She develops, implements, and evaluates strategic communications initiatives in a variety of online and offline channels. Prior to joining BARCC, Jessica served as the writer and editor at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights nonprofit. She began her career in nonprofit communications at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she worked as associate editor. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Hamilton College, studied at Oxford University, and served as a survivor advocate through the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. She volunteers at the Network/La Red, which works to end partner abuse and support LGBQ/T survivors.

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