Clearly not content with the recent passage of one of the most extreme pieces of anti-abortion legislation in the country, Michigan lawmakers are already hard at work pushing for still more barriers to abortion access.
Many reporters and columnists have consistently used the word “free” when describing the new preventive health care benefits for women under the Affordable Care Act. While these benefits are critical to women’s health, public health, and the economic health of our country, they are not “free.”
The law blocking the state’s attempt to refuse to let insurance providers cover abortion could effect everyone.
How D.C.’s women were sacrificed and the implications for future policy.
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.
Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.
Insurance giant Wellpoint responded to charges levied last week by a Reuters article that the insurance giant was discriminating against breast cancer patients.
On Wednesday, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling defeat of the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment a “grave mistake,” and underscoring that they continue to work toward maintainingg Stupak Amendment language in the final bill.
A Colorado lawmaker is pushing a bill to require insurance coverage of both birth control and maternity care–not now widely available in the state–calling his bill a “no-brainer.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is optimistic that the drama over the public option will end, telling CNN this week that the historical significance of the reform vote will ultimately be enough to sway the four moderates now opposing the public option to vote in favor of the bill.