We, members of the Notre Dame community, wish to express our disagreement with the university’s decision to file a lawsuit contesting the Health and Human Services mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to provide no-cost birth control coverage to employees.
Now that we’ve had a month to celebrate the triumph of No Copay Day, it is important to look forward and carefully consider what comes next on the advocacy agenda for effective implementation of the ACA’s reproductive health measures.
The Affordable Care Act requires cumbersome administrative procedures that will limit coverage of abortion in the new health care exchanges. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that abortion has been unfairly singled out from health care coverage.
A new ad from the Obama campaign reiterates Romney’s position against helping women access contraception.
An under-the-radar provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, demonstrates the economic justice potential of health reform.
As the example of Wheaton College shows, the sudden interest many employers and schools are taking in not offering contraception coverage is all about political opportunism, not deeply-held religious beliefs.
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.