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Letter: For Rape Victims, New Law Would Pose Worrisome Implications

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In a Boston Globe Opinion letter to the editor, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella responded to a recent op-ed on the rhetoric of the health-care debate.

Excerpt: "In fact, treatment for health care conditions related to rape would most certainly be considered preexisting conditions under the American Health Care Act. That is how the health insurance industry behaved before passage of the Affordable Care Act, and there is little reason to believe that the industry will not revert to that standard if it once again becomes legal to deny health insurance to those with preexisting conditions or to make such insurance prohibitively expensive."

Read the full letter, "For rape victims, new law would pose worrisome implications," on the Boston Globe Opinion site (scroll down to fourth letter). 

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Jessica L. Atcheson
As BARCC’s marketing and communications manager, 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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