The biggest disparity among Pennsylvania women with and without health insurance was found regarding access to Pap smears and mammograms.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has made it a top priority to remove the commonwealth from the list of 25 states that have declined to expand the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare. On Monday, House Speaker William Howell (R-Stafford) said his majority caucus is not going to play along.
Rio Grande Valley residents who seek an abortion now have limited options: drive hundreds of miles; continue their pregnancy; schedule a later, more expensive procedure once they find the means to pay; or attempt to self-induce an abortion using occasionally dangerous and often ineffective means.
Anti-choice advocates and lobbyists are calling the slight decrease in the number of abortions performed in Pennsylvania in 2012 “good news for women.” Is it really?
The year began on a sour note, with an emergency injunction in one of the legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare.
In short, Healthy PA would extend some coverage to Pennsylvanians in the health-care gap, but it doesn’t expand the Medicaid program, and would reduce benefits of current enrollees.
The glitchy rollout of Obamacare offered plenty of fodder for Republicans who oppose the bill. But what most will remember from Wednesday’s House hearing is a bunch of angry men yelling at a woman.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to refuse a federal Medicaid expansion, leaving an estimated one million working Texans without access either to Medicaid or federal insurance subsidies.
With the Affordable Care Act, the United States has a good chance of drastically lowering its unintended pregnancy rates. Unfortunately, political posturing from Republicans is stalling the implementation of a key part of the law necessary to achieve that result.
Even with the Affordable Care Act in place, Black women will still be plagued by the chronic stress that comes with simply being Black in the United States.