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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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Transcending the Piecemeal Approach to Contraceptive Access

Advocates’ success in winning contraceptive access has often been hard fought on a state-by-state basis, with many challenges along the way. But in adotping the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations, the Obama Adminsitration can transcend this piecemeal approach by enacting comprehensive, nationwide reform.

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IOM Recommends Full Coverage of Contraceptives, Other Reproductive Health Care Under Health Reform

In a new–and much-anticipated–report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health reform guidelines for preventive care to be developed by the HHS include no-copay for contraception and a wide range of preventive services.

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Keep Religious Restrictions Out of the Tax Code

As a rabbi, I have to say, money is only part of the issue surrounding this abortion tax hike. My concern is really about a religious minority – so extreme and desperate in an anti-abortion position and inventiveness – that it is turning to the tax code to pressure all of us to live by their restrictive faith teachings.

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A Reminder That There Were Some Wins for Women In Health Care Reform

The Health Secretary discusses four ways health care reform really did help women.

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Why Insurance Coverage for Abortion Matters

Virginia’s Governor continues to play politics with women’s health by amending HB 2434 to prohibit all insurance plans sold in Virginia under health reform from covering the cost of abortions.

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Morning Roundup: Racist Anti-abortion Flyers at Princeton Theological Seminary

The WHO lists 30 essential drugs for maternal and child health, Montanans don’t want to ban abortion, Princeton Theological Seminarians upset by distribution of racist flyers, and health care reform turns one!

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One Year Later: Protecting the Gains, Correcting the Flaws of Health Care Reform

Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.

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