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Removing Barriers to Healthcare for Trans People

Via Barnard.edu: Like women seeking abortions before Roe v. Wade, trans people face psychiatric gatekeepers who control access to hormone therapy, and are often forced to look outside established medical providers in order to access the care they need, at great risk. Lauren Porsch looks to the history of the Women’s Health Movement to argue against forcing trans people to receive a diagnosis in order to access vital services.

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Texas Health Care Battle Demonstrates Anti-Choice Radicalism

Anti-choicers attacking Medicaid funding for women’s health care claim that it’s about abortion, but their interest in redirecting patients to centers that don’t provide even basic health care show it’s about so much more, a war in which women are just collateral damage.

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Census: Low-Income People Still Lack Access to Health Care

If we are truly committed to communities of color, it is imperative that reproductive health and justice communities work to expand access to health care for low-income people. 

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Without Planned Parenthood, What’s Left for Texas Women? Not Much.

RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes searches, in vain, for a pap smear among the providers the state of Texas says should be available to provide one.

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Without Planned Parenthood, What’s Left for Texas Women? Not Much.

RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes searches, in vain, for a pap smear among the providers the state of Texas says should be available to provide one. Watch and listen and read the rest of our reporting on the Texas Women’s Health Program here.

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Ryan Would Repeal Affordable Care Act Despite Using It to Fund Projects in His District

Just because he opposes health care reform doesn’t mean he didn’t want a piece of the pie.

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Virginia Forced Ultrasound Law Interferes with Health Services, Clinic Director Says

A state law requiring women to receive an ultrasound at least a day before having an abortion has already caused a Northern Virginia health clinic to reduce its non-abortion services in the month since it took effect, according to a clinic official.

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What the Affordable Care Act Hydes

The legacy of Rep. Henry Hyde's 1976 amendment is alive and well in the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act requires cumbersome administrative procedures that will limit coverage of abortion in the new health care exchanges. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that abortion has been unfairly singled out from health care coverage.

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ACA Qué (What)? A Policy Wonk’s Mother Still Wonders How it Affects Her and Latin@ Families

Overall, California Latinas/os stand to gain the most with the ACA, whether currently insured or uninsured. 

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House GOP Continue Fight Against Health Care for Women

Rachel Maddow talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, about the Republican’s attempts to yet again block women from accessing expanded reproductive health care.

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