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.
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.
Given the nature of court appointments, gender alone is probably not the root of the unanimity. It could be partisanship speaking loud and clear.
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.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act may stand, but in light of international laws on the human right to health and health care, the United States has an obligation to do much more.