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Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimating private abortion coverage and crippling public funding for abortion.

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Separate And Unequal: How Abortion Bans Exacerbate Discrimination

The Hyde Amendment banning federal funds for abortion care discriminates against low income women and women of color. But is far from the only ban that discriminates against women of color and low-income women.

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My Transnational Contraception Story

My experience with health care in my native country led me to take health insurance for granted and consider health care as a human right. What a shocking experience to come to the U.S. as a penniless international student!

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PHB: President Directs HHS to Expand Rights of LGBT Families Under Medicaid, Medicare

The President directs HHS to expand the rights of LGBT families under Medicaid and Medicare.

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Recipe for a Successful Medicaid Family Planning Program

Primary preventive health care delivery is changing. To move closer to universal access to reproductive health care, providers and supporters must seize the opportunity.

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(UPDATED) The Health Care Bill and Women’s Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Today, President Obama will sign into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  An initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women’s health and rights.

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(VIDEO) Sen. Sherrod Brown Debunks “Republican Myths and Scare Tactics” in Health Reform

In this video, Senator Sherrod Brown debunks Republican “myths and scare tactics” on Medicare, Medicaid, and other issues.

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Is Senator Coburn a Closet Pro-Choicer?

Coburn says "health care should be about your needs and your health and the decisions made between you and your doctor," and the government shouldn’t get involved in making decisions for you.  Uh-huh.  We’ve been saying that for a a long time.

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Weekly Pulse: Senate Prepares to Cast First Votes

The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on proposed amendments to the health care reform bill today. It takes 60 votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the health care bill will never pass. It’s a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues, however.

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How Congress is Putting Your Breast Health at Risk

Pink ribbons, walkathons, commercials. Breast cancer month is coming to an end and, as a breast cancer survivor, I know all too well that the importance of early detection cannot be stressed enough.

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