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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Contraception Mandate for Some Catholic Groups

In a narrow New Year's Eve ruling, Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked the contraception mandate from applying to a group of Catholic employers, while the Supreme Court considers taking up whether the accommodation for religiously affiliated employers goes far enough.

In a narrow New Year’s Eve ruling, Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked the contraception mandate from applying to a group of Catholic employers, while the Supreme Court considers taking up whether the accommodation for religiously affiliated employers goes far enough.

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Pennsylvania’s New Medicaid Plan Likely to Reduce Access to Birth Control for Low-Income Women

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

The plan will result in less access to affordable, consistent birth control for the poor working women of Pennsylvania—which, as the federal birth control mandate demonstrates, is counter to the intention of health-care reform.

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Another Affordable Care Act Contraception Lawsuit Filed in Michigan

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

Right to Life of Michigan’s federal lawsuit adds to a pile of recent court cases challenging whether corporations can refuse to provide employees contraception coverage in employer-sponsored health insurance plans on moral grounds.

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How Abortion Is Being Used as a Ruse to Attack Health Care Writ Large

While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.

States are banning private citizens from using their own money to buy insurance from private insurers if a plan covers abortion. It’s part of a larger strategy by anti-Obamacare forces to insert abortion into the debate as often as possible with the goal of stigmatizing health-care reform and killing the Affordable Care Act.

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Off-Campus Catholic Conservatives Meddle With Abortion Coverage for Loyola Marymount Faculty

The Loyola Marymount University Sunken Gardens and Sacred Heart Chapel.

Having to fight your employer for health-care equity is bad; having to fight whoever else has an opinion on it is worse.

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Where the Safety Net Won’t Catch Us: How Obamacare Fails Black Women on Maternal Health

Black women in America are more likely than their white counterparts to experience poor pregnancy outcomes.

Even with the Affordable Care Act in place, Black women will still be plagued by the chronic stress that comes with simply being Black in the United States.

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One of New York’s 2.7 Million Uninsured Asks: Will I Finally Be Able to Afford Health Insurance?

Whether searching for the most affordable public clinic or researching the most affordable plan, those of us who are uninsured aren’t ignoring our health, we’re making the best of what’s available.

Since January 2012, I’ve relied on healthy eating habits, home remedies, rest, and prayer: “Lord, please don’t let me get hit by a car when I ride my bike today. Allow for safe travels. Amen.”

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Almost 13 Million Women of Reproductive Age Were Uninsured in 2012

There are significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.

Bleak statistics not only underscore the urgent and ongoing need for safety-net programs such as the Title X national family planning program, they also demonstrate the significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.

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Legal Wrap: Are Admitting Privileges the Next Front in Fight Over Religious Liberties?

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

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Missouri Lawmaker Files Suit Seeking ‘Individual Exemption’ From Contraception Coverage

Rep. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial).

Should Republican state Rep. Paul Wieland’s lawsuit succeed, it would create precedent for other individuals to sue as a way to opt out of contraceptive coverage under Obamacare.

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