Bleak statistics not only underscore the urgent and ongoing need for safety-net programs such as the Title X national family planning program, they also demonstrate the significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.
A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.
Socialized medicine works efficiently in other countries. Here is a brief summary of how it works in Germany. [via Upworthy]
Some state governments would like to avoid implementing Obama’s Medicaid expansion. These are their alternative plans. [Via Upworthy.]
The fast-food chain may have been sincere in its attempt to help its low-wage workers budget, by creating a financial planning guide that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. But the company is blind to the realities.
Across the United States, religious health-care corporations are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that sometimes pit standard medical practice against theology.
Effective next year, the 3-Day walks, as they are called, will no longer take place in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, or Washington, D.C.
Having failed in 2012, there is a renewed campaign in California for a domestic workers’ bill of rights. And like 2012, it is unclear whether the disability community will support the legislation.
We put President Obama into office. Now my generation must hold Obama accountable to his commitments, including urging him to submit a budget to Congress without unfair restrictions on coverage for abortion care. Obama Administration, take note that women will be watching to see if you live up to your commitments to women’s health care.
Andrea Grimes updates us on what’s happening to Texas family planning funding. Also: review of the Steubenville rape case and a look at Virginia’s new abortion regulations.