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Insurance Companies Tell Congress: You Sell Us Your Soul, We’ll End Discrimination

Insurance companies would be happy to end their discrimination against women, their industry CEO says — in return for a pledge from Congress that it will require every American to have health insurance, and that it won’t create a public option.

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What’s at Stake for Women in Health Care Reform

To meet women’s needs, health care reform must result in affordable coverage – it must include income based subsidies for health care premiums; elimination of caps on services and prescriptions; and a strengthened Medicaid program.

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Women Pay Higher Insurance Premiums on the Individual Market

The New York Times today picked up the story the National Women’s Law Center has been telling for awhile now: in the individual insurance market, women pay significantly higher premiums for health care than men do.

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Will Health Care Reform Help – or Hurt – Women?

Both candidates want to fix our nation’s broken health care system. How will women fare under John McCain’s plan? Under Barack Obama’s?

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Palin, Protector of Children vs. Her Record

Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin styles herself as a fierce protector of children and families, but her record on health insurance for children and pregnant women raises doubts about her priorities.

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Women’s Health Advocates Speak Up in Push for Health Reform

Will comprehensive health reform give women access to the services we need, including reproductive health care? Only if we’re on the front lines shaping health reform policy.

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Roundup: McCain Squirms in Silence on Birth Control Question

Watch video of McCain squirming for eight long seconds in response to a birth control question, Birth control prices continue to rise, Catching up on RH issues in Latin America.

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Roundup: More on Obama and Abortion, McCain Adviser Slips on Birth Control

Obama answers tough questions on abortion, McCain adviser Carly Fiorina advocates better insurance coverage for birth control, Microbicides and HIV drug resistance, PA refuses ab-only funds.

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Nothing Changes If Hyde Stands

Massachusetts’s recent health care reform has plenty in common with Sen. Barack Obama’s proposed health care plan. Can we predict what will happen to public funding for abortion nationwide based on what’s happening now in Massachusetts?

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