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The ACA and the Medicaid Ruling: Let’s Remember that Health Care is a Human Right

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.

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A Pyrrhic Victory? In ACA Ruling, Roberts Court Takes Big Swipe At Social Safety Net

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Let’s celebrate the win in the Affordable Care Act but be clear about how we characterize that win.

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Women’s, Health Care Groups Applaud Supreme Court Decision on ACA, While Bishops Continue Their Attacks

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Reaction by women’s groups and promoters of health reform to this morning’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA( was swift and laudatory, though numerous leaders also pointed the gaps that remain to be filled. 

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: Considers Individual Mandate As Tax, But Women Vulnerable Under Medicaid Finding

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Supporters of health reform are celebrating today as the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act by considering the individual mandate as a tax, which people could choose not to pay and incur the penalties. In a split decision, the court did, however, find that states could opt out of Medicaid expansion requirements, a ruling that will have critical implications for millions of low-income women.

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Religious Freedom or Religious Control? Employees Should Get to Decide Where Their Paychecks Go

Health insurance should encourage heavy use of preventative care, and insure against medical bankruptcies.  Pregnancies can go seriously wrong, and most wage earners cannot take an unexpected $75,000 hospital bill, in stride.

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Why the Affordable Care Act is Critical For Women Living With HIV

As we hold our breath to see how the Court will decide the fate of the ACA, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of health care reform for women living with HIV and affected by HIV.

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Thank Goodness Gender Rating Is Over So We Can Pay For Abortion Coverage

Even if the Affordable Care Act stays in place, Republicans already found a way to make women pay more.

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Pelosi On Anniversary Of ACA: “Republicans Are Brazen” In Attempts To Undermine Women’s Health Care

With two years of health care reform already behind us, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congresswomen remind women what is at state if the act is repealed.

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Senate Kills Blunt Amendment, For Now

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On the first day of Women’s History Month, the United States Senate defeated, by a narrow margin of 51 to 48, the Blunt Amendment, which would have undermined women’s access to primary reproductive health care. But the GOP promises to press on in its war on women.

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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?

I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one’s conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, put no additional economic burden on the poor, interfere with no one’s medical decisions, compromise no one’s health — that is, if you consider the law without refusal clauses.

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