Though Obamacare was supposed to expand reproductive health coverage, state and federal policies have continued to make it difficult for women in many states to secure abortion coverage.
California is one of 15 states with rules that penalize low-income families for having children.
The State of Alaska is appealing a court ruling that found its definition of “medically necessary” abortion unduly restrictive by limiting Medicaid funding to women with a serious medical condition.
Thursday’s decisions guarantees Medicaid funding for abortions for indigent Alaskans.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday announced that he will accept federal money to expand Medicaid in the state, despite the objections of the Republican-majority legislature that sought to limit health-care access.
The Montana legislature over the weekend gave final approval to the state’s Medicaid expansion plan, sending the bill to the governor’s desk for a signature.
Alaska lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would bar Planned Parenthood outreach programs from teaching sex education in public schools and allow parents to opt their children out of sex education classes and standardized testing.
Lawmakers in the state are trying to redefine “medically necessary” abortions covered by Medicaid. Advocates say that is unconstitutional.
From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.
Alaska’s newly elected Gov. Bill Walker adamantly campaigned on a platform to expand Medicaid, but whether he’ll be able to meet his promise with a Republican-dominated legislature isn’t so clear.