Lorie Schaefer
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September 11, 2012
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Lorie Schaefer: Women's issues are everyone's issues

Republicans keep asking, "Are you better off now than you were in 2008?" As a woman, I have to answer, "Yes." Here's why.

The first bill signed into law by a very new President Obama in January 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It declared that employers must finally pay women the same as men for the same job. Equal pay raises the standard of living and the buying power of entire households. Not just women. That's good for everyone.

The president's landmark Affordable Care Act now assures that insurance companies can no longer charge women up to …

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