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Opposing Religious Coercion in Health Care: The Defeat of the Abington Hospital Merger in Pennsylvania

Note received by Poley: "Thank you for speaking up on behalf of our rights!"

In Pennsylvania, organizing by community members and medical professionals helped defeat a merger between a Catholic hospital and a secular hospital system, thereby ensuring that women’s reproductive health care services are still offered.

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Integrated Reproductive and Sexual Health Services Make Good Sense

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services mean providing HIV prevention and testing, contraceptive care, and other services all under the same roof. With this simple and cost-effective solution, we could potentially save the lives of millions of women and children around the world. 

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In One Place: Why We Need to Integrate Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Services

For too many, accessing health care is a challenge. Integrating reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services–providing both services under one roof–makes it easier for women to get what they need.

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How I Lost My Fear of Universal Health Care

Canada's universal health care system covers and encourages midwifery care.

When I moved to Canada in 2008, I was a die-hard conservative Republican. I believed based on my politics that government mandated health care was a violation of my freedom.

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The World’s “Finest Healthcare System,” Senator McConnell? I Don’t Think So

Much has been made already of Sen. McConnell’s seeming disregard for the issue of those 30 million uninsured Americans. But what about this contention that the Affordable Care Act is a “Western European system?” McConnell needs a fact check.

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A Rabbi Responds to Mitch McConnell: Sorry Senator, Health Care IS the Issue!

As a religious advocate for reproductive care, I was taken aback by U. S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent comment, “That is not the issue,” when asked about extending health coverage to 30 million American uninsured.

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The People Whose Lives May Be Saved By Obamacare (And A Dedication To One Who Needed It)

Via MoveOn.Org: On June 28th, the US Supreme Court announced the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Many people spent the day reflecting on how many Americans would be saved by this historic decision.

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Questions for Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and Other Opponents of Health Care Reform: Where Are Your Facts?

Many of the objections to the Affordable Care Act after the Supreme Court decision make no sense if you know what’s actually in the bill. Without more explanations, it’s hard to avoid feeling like opponents are just making stuff up.

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The Supreme Court Saves the Day

The Supreme Court upholds the ACA, and the right loses its minds. Darcy Burner speaks out about abortion, and Christine Overall asks you to think before you breed.

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Supreme Court Ruling Ensures Coverage for Millions, But Doubts Remain on Quality, Access

Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joins a Democracy Now! roundtable discussion on the landmark Supreme Court healthcare ruling with two other guests: Dr. Oliver Fein of Physicians for a National Health Program, who signed a statement Thursday saying the new law will not remedy the U.S. health crisis; Wendell Potter, a former insurance executive turned whistleblower and senior analyst on healthcare at the Center for Public Integrity.

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