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Ryan Would Repeal Affordable Care Act Despite Using It to Fund Projects in His District

Just because he opposes health care reform doesn’t mean he didn’t want a piece of the pie.

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Letter of Inquiry & Petition for Action: Students Take on Notre Dame Over the Birth Control Benefit

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. 

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Celebrate, then Advocate Some More: How to Meet the Demand for Contraceptives After August 1st

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.  

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What the Affordable Care Act Hydes

The legacy of Rep. Henry Hyde's 1976 amendment is alive and well in the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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New Ad Says Romney Would Take Women Back To the Fifties

Advertisement: James Vaughn/Flickr.

A new ad from the Obama campaign reiterates Romney’s position against helping women access contraception.

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Health Reform’s Quiet Victory: Pregnancy Assistance Fund Benefits Vulnerable Populations

An under-the-radar provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, demonstrates the economic justice potential of health reform.

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The Birth Control Benefit and The Bad Faith Religious Liberty Gambit

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.

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Why “Free Birth Control” is Not Free

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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.”

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ACA Qué (What)? A Policy Wonk’s Mother Still Wonders How it Affects Her and Latin@ Families

Overall, California Latinas/os stand to gain the most with the ACA, whether currently insured or uninsured. 

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Lee Wants to Protect Computers and Fetuses by Throwing D.C. Abortion Ban on Cybersecurity Bill

Utah Sen. Mike Lee. Politico

If you can’t pass a bill yourself, there’s always something else you can tag it on to.

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