It is incredibly frustrating that the very women the federal Medicaid law is intended to protect are the ones who are hurt the most, but those sanctions are the only tool HHS has at its disposal to enforce the law.
The Supreme Court looks over one aspect of the Affordable Care Act, but make no mistake, this isn’t about constitutional principles. Also, a Christian author takes on Christian sexual ethics.
The Affordable Care Act is the most ground-breaking piece of legislation passed in our lifetimes to address the kinds of health disparities experienced by people of color. This law will grant access to quality health care to an estimated 32 million people who otherwise would not have been able to afford it–our sisters, our mothers, our primos, and our neighbors.
My name is Rene, and I am graduate student. I am also on the Women’s Health Program (WHP). Many of the women on the WHP are college students like myself, trying to better their lives with a higher education. We shouldn’t have to choose between paying for a cancer screening and paying our bills while we’re trying to further our education.
Mitt Romney brags about eliminating Planned Parenthood if he gets elected.
Politics should not stand in the way of women’s access to family planning. Investing in women’s health leads to a healthier, more prosperous society — this is the legacy we should be exporting. On International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate our success, not try to dismantle it.
As I have watched national media coverage of this debate, it has been heartbreaking, frankly, to see women’s health treated as a political football. When I turn off the TV and look around my campus, I instead see the faces of the women affected, and I have heard more and more of their stories. I am here to share their voices and ask that you hear them.
A report released today details how the public health emergency in eastern Burma continues to undermine the health and well being of millions of people affected by decades of war. Women in eastern Burma face the worst pregnancy outcomes anywhere in Asia, and access to contraception is virtually nonexistent.
President Obama announced a compromise today to a controversial policy requiring certain religious organizations cover contraception services for employees. The institutions will now be able to shift responsibility for contraception coverage to health insurance companies.
Healthcare Reform has meant a lot to people who need access to health care and as the law is fully implemented, it will mean even more. Over the last year, we’ve watched as some leaders have tried to take it back. Check out this ad by Family Planning Health Services to find out how health care reform helps people and what we stand to lose.