Congressional Republicans are pushing legislation that seems designed to punish Planned Parenthood for fictitious crimes.
It’s not clear which proposal will be voted on, but the GOP-led House is likely to vote to defund Planned Parenthood shortly after the August recess.
The lawsuit filed in federal court Friday says efforts to defund the reproductive health-care provider are politically motivated and violate federal law.
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to blocks efforts by the Jindal administration to try and cut funding to Planned Parenthood health centers in the state.
The number of Ohioans without health insurance has dropped by about half since 2012, after the state’s GOP Gov. John Kasich drew the scorn from fellow Republicans when he expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans have justified cutting funding to Planned Parenthood by citing a series of videos published by an anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress.
The dysfunctional Medicaid privatization program championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) known as KanCare continues to face public scrutiny and federal investigations into claims that patients experienced long waits and subpar care.
Funded privately over the past five years, the initiative provided more than 30,000 people with long-acting reversible contraception and lowered the teen pregnancy rate in Colorado by 40 percent.
From Alaska to Tennessee, there are renewed calls for Medicaid expansion from activists in Republican-controlled states after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s denunciation of the Confederate flag last week has in some ways overshadowed her refusal to act in other areas related to structural inequality, such as refusing to expand health-care access to low-income communities across the state.