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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already behind us, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congresswomen remind women what is at state if the act is repealed.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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House GOP to Pregnant Women: Drop Dead

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In the eyes of virulent anti-choice Congressmen like Joe Pitts (R-PA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), all life is “sacred”… except that which is a) female or b) actually born. How else to explain the facts? 

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NY GOP Senators Block Creation of State Insurance Exchanges

State Senator Gregory R. Ball said opposing the insurance plan was his Republican duty. (Susan Farley for the NY Times)

As the New York Times reports today, Republican lawmakers in New York, who see it as their “mission” to block heath reform, have blocked the state from applying for large amounts of federal assistance to create health insurance exchanges, which are mandatory under the law.

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Have an Individual Health Insurance Policy and Pre-Existing Conditions and You Want to Move? Good Luck With That

The following the letter documents the infuriating, scary, time-consuming and unconscionable experience I have had trying to move from one state to another without losing adequate health insurance.

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ACLU Sues Kansas for Ban on Comprehensive Insurance Coverage Including Abortion

Gov. Brownback signs ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.

Today the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri brought a challenge against my home state’s ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.  The case was brought on behalf of the ACLU’s members who are losing their abortion coverage as a result of the law – I am one of those members.

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life Starts Effort to Repeal State’s Health Care Law

Does the state really want to go back to no access to affordable care for all?

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HHS Adopts IOM Recommendations on Reproductive Health Care; Exempts “Religious Employers” From Birth Control Coverage

The Department of Health and Human Services has adopted guidelines for insurance coverage on women’s preventive health services that include all the recommendations recently made by the Institute of Medicine and require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventive services such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening, and contraception without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible.

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Bill O’Reilly says the Government Shouldn’t Pay for Birth Control Because Women Are Too Blasted to Use It Anyhow

The anti-choice, anti-contraceptive, anti-women arguments against insurance coverage for birth control now includes this gem from Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. 

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