Women’s equality and Medicaid with Alice Kitchen

This episode of Radio Active Magazine features Alice Kitchen discussing women’s equality and medicaid for all in Missouri with Radio Active Magazine host Spencer Graves. Ms. Kitchen is a long time leader in the greater Kansas City area and elsewhere, especially with the League of Women Voters and the Women’s equality Coalition.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY COALITION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY:  The website of the Women’s Equality Coalition of Greater Kansas City is WEGKC.com.  You can email them at [email protected] or A Kitchen <[email protected]> or call 816-753-4424 or m:  816-589-2047. 

January 27, 2022, marks the second anniversary of the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by the 38th state, satisfying the constitutional requirement of “three quarters of the several states”:  On 2020-01-27 Virginia became number 38.

However, by that time five states had revoked their ratifications, and the legislation initiating the current state-level ERA ratification process included a deadline of 1979-03-22.  ERA supporters say that this deadline is invalid.  An Amicus Brief has been filed to be presented as a Certificate as to Parties, Rulings, and Related Cases filed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Illinois, and State of Nevada as Appellants and to be heard on January 10, 2022. The case filed will provide the position that the deadline does not have status in the Amendment process and therefore does not have standing and the Archivist needs to post the completion of the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the federal records. The threshold and conditions have been met.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND MEDICAID FOR ALL:  Ms. Kichen was recognized by President Obama for having been one of the leaders in getting the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) adopted by the US Congress.  She was also one of the local leaders in educating citizens in the metro area on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) adopted by the US Congress.  And she was  instrumental in getting approval by Missouri voters of a ballot initiative supporting it in Missouri enabling 250,000 Missourians to be eligible for health insurance coverage.

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