Health care reform has brought notable benefits to the practice of midwifery in the United States. The Affordable Care Act will help make midwifery care more accessible for patients and providers both.
State and national groups have ratcheted up pressure on efforts to further undermine women’s coverage of abortion care in high-risk insurance plans, and to restore that coverage at the national level by demanding HHS repeal regulations promulgated in July. High-risk insurance pools, by definition, are supposed to cover all needs of high-risk patients.
Thousands of pregnant women are placed on bed rest each year, in an attempt to ensure a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. But bed rest can literally drive a family into poverty.
GOP’s blatant hypocrisy about 9/11 first responders, Missouri tries to block health care reform, and lots about crisis pregnancy centers.
Operation Save America is at it again – in Charlotte, NC- protesting women’s health centers and – yes – a church which holds anti-choice views. But it’s not only Flip Benham and his posse who fight against their own.
President Obama decided that women with serious health conditions, under the temporary high-risk pool insurance plan, do not deserve coverage of abortion care – even if they use their own funds. Women’s health advocates respond.
Should the pill be sold over-the-counter? While prominent advocates have argued for removing barriers to access like doctor’s visits and prescriptions, it may not be as good an idea as it once seemed.
A number of anti-choice groups have decided to target anti-choice Democrats who voted for health care reform, even though there’s no reality-based reason to think the law provides funding for abortion.
We have to put control back in the hands of women and girls. Abortion is an important tool for women seeking to shape their own destinies. Change someone’s life. Help her take care of her family, go to college, maintain her emotional health, keep her head above water, achieve the future she wants for herself. We may have lost on health care reform, but victories still happen every time one person helps another. Make it happen.
During the intense healthcare reform debate President Obama occasionally mentioned HIV infections and AIDS-related illnesses as among those pre-existing conditions that could no longer be used by health insurance companies to automatically exclude consumers from health insurance coverage. Yet the broader scope and crisis of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in America failed to garner much attention.