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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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Join the National Women’s Law center for a blog carnival on Birth Control on July 21!

On July 21, 2011, we’ll be hosting the “Birth Control: We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival, featuring bloggers from across the net.  Women need access to birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families and protect their health. Women know the preventive health benefits of birth control, but we also know the cost to stay on it throughout our childbearing years. Birth control can be expensive, and the high cost of birth control can affect whether women use it consistently.

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Birth Control and Health Care Reform: Don’t Base Access to Contraception on a Wing and a Prayer

My personal life experience and my work as a pastor show that an unplanned pregnancy can quickly complicate the life of a woman and her loved ones. It’s only right to make contraception available under health reform to all who desire to use it.

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Budget Showdown Casualties: D.C. Women as Bargaining Chips

How D.C.’s women were sacrificed and the implications for future policy.

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Massachusetts: Health Reform is a Lifesaver for Women

When it comes to women’s health, Massachusetts shows us reform is something to celebrate—and lessons from Massachusetts can help ensure that national health reform meets women’s needs.

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Young Adults in Massachusetts Speak About Health Reform

Young adults know that health insurance is essential and contributes to a just society, and support reforms that expand access to health care services.

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Increasing Access to Health Insurance for Young Adults: An Unheralded Benefit of Health Reform

Young adults ages 18 to 29 have long been disproportionately uninsured–and for longer period of time–when compared to those in other age groups. Health reform is helping change that.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Research shows that even in Massachusetts, a state where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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Sign Up for the National Women’s Law Center’s & MomsRising Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Sign-up today to be part of the Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Take part in this important anniversary by blogging about why the law is important for women and their families, how it’s helping you, or why keeping the law strong is important for everyone. It’s simple to get involved: register your blog to participate in the blog-a-thon and send us a link to your blog post the week of the Affordable Care Act anniversary. On March 23rd and 24th, NWLC and MomsRising will be updating our websites with blog posts from across the blogosphere.

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