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Insurance Agency Execs Confirm Stupak Amendment Will Effectively Elminate Coverage for Abortion Care

This weekend, insurance company executives confirmed to NPR health reporter Julie Rovner what the pro-choice community has been saying since the Stupak amendment passed the House. In short, the amendment will lead to a virtual elimination of insurance coverage for abortion care, in turn leading to what one analyst calls “devastating outcomes” for some women.

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Anti-Choice Groups Misuse Guttmacher Data To Make A Faulty Case

Anti-choicers are misrepresenting data from a Guttmacher study to make their case for banning abortion care in health reform. Here’s what the data really say about coverage for abortion care.

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Bishops Originally Asked for “Abortion Neutral” Health Reform Package

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was among the first to call for an “abortion-neutral” health care bill in July, defined as maintaining current policies on funding, mandates, and conscience protections. But then they reneged on the deal.

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What Catholics Really Want in Health Care Reform

What some are really doing in the health reform debate is projecting their own vision of what is moral onto those who will be most affected by distorted views and limited coverage: the taxpayers who will fund and use whatever system emerges.

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Catholic Pastors Directed to Distribute Anti-Health Reform Materials at Mass

This past weekend the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops instructed pastors at parishes across the country to distribute material urging Catholics to oppose the health reform bills they say allow public funding for abortion.

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SEIU: Pelosi Bill Outlaws Domestic Violence as PreExisting Condition; Grassroots Action Critical in Gains

The House health care bill language, released today, includes a clause specifically outlawing the practice of treating domestic violence as a “pre-existing condition.”

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Stupak Will Vote for Reform Even With Abortion Coverage

Congressman Bart Stupak says that while he is leading the charge to eliminate abortion care from both private and public insurance policies, he will support health care reform legislation even if he loses.

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(Video) Reid Says Senate Health Reform Bill Will Include “Opt-Out” Public Option: Baucus Now Supports It

In a press conference at 3:15 pm today on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the Senate will include an “opt-out” public option in its version of the health care reform bill. States would have the ability to “opt-out” of participating in the plan. Shortly thereafter, Senator Max Baucus, a key Democrat who earlier had stated opposition to a public option, released a statement in support of it.

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Drugged, Raped and Denied Insurance

After being drugged and raped on a business trip, I received counseling and anti-HIV medications to help me survive. But to insurance companies my rape and treatment were “pre-existing conditions.”

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VIDEO: Another Family With Perfectly Healthy Toddler Told “Your Child Too Small” for Insurance

As we dig deeper into the once-shrouded realities of our own health care system, the stories about how families and individuals have been forced to struggle to get health care coverage and the ridiculous reasons insurance companies have given for denying coverage are coming out.

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