Many reporters and columnists have consistently used the word “free” when describing the new preventive health care benefits for women under the Affordable Care Act. While these benefits are critical to women’s health, public health, and the economic health of our country, they are not “free.”
Overall, California Latinas/os stand to gain the most with the ACA, whether currently insured or uninsured.
If you can’t pass a bill yourself, there’s always something else you can tag it on to.
In the world of emergency contraception (EC), August 1, 2012 also means one EC option just got a lot more affordable for many women.
A federal judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed by seven states attorneys general seeking to block the birth control mandate, the requirement under health reform that all insurance policies provide contraception without a co-pay.
The federal government squares off with Indiana over Planned Parenthood funding as conservatives feel emboldened thanks to the health care reform ruling.
Thanks to the ruling in the Affordable Care Act, the battle over same-sex marriage may start to look more like the battle over reproductive rights.
Even as the bill becomes more popular, Republicans still keep trying to get rid of it.
On Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry rejected two major tenets of the Affordable Care act, saying the state would not participate in the individual state exchanges nor in the Medicaid expansion. What does this mean for a state with the highest rate of uninsured citizens — a state that already rejected federal funds for the Medicaid Women’s Health Program? Experts say the result will be escalating private insurance costs and declining public health.
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.