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Celebrate, then Advocate Some More: How to Meet the Demand for Contraceptives After August 1st

Now that we’ve had a month to celebrate the triumph of No Copay Day, it is important to look forward and carefully consider what comes next on the advocacy agenda for effective implementation of the ACA’s reproductive health measures.  

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ACA Qué (What)? A Policy Wonk’s Mother Still Wonders How it Affects Her and Latin@ Families

Overall, California Latinas/os stand to gain the most with the ACA, whether currently insured or uninsured. 

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The World’s “Finest Healthcare System,” Senator McConnell? I Don’t Think So

Much has been made already of Sen. McConnell’s seeming disregard for the issue of those 30 million uninsured Americans. But what about this contention that the Affordable Care Act is a “Western European system?” McConnell needs a fact check.

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The ACA and the Medicaid Ruling: Let’s Remember that Health Care is a Human Right

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act may stand, but in light of international laws on the human right to health and health care, the United States has an obligation to do much more.

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A Pyrrhic Victory? In ACA Ruling, Roberts Court Takes Big Swipe At Social Safety Net

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Let’s celebrate the win in the Affordable Care Act but be clear about how we characterize that win.

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Women’s, Health Care Groups Applaud Supreme Court Decision on ACA, While Bishops Continue Their Attacks

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Reaction by women’s groups and promoters of health reform to this morning’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA( was swift and laudatory, though numerous leaders also pointed the gaps that remain to be filled. 

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: Considers Individual Mandate As Tax, But Women Vulnerable Under Medicaid Finding

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Supporters of health reform are celebrating today as the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act by considering the individual mandate as a tax, which people could choose not to pay and incur the penalties. In a split decision, the court did, however, find that states could opt out of Medicaid expansion requirements, a ruling that will have critical implications for millions of low-income women.

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On Contraceptive Coverage, the Government Is Right, the Bishops Are Wrong, and This Is Why

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

The Obama Administration is right to require insurance companies to cover contraception for public employees. The bishops are wrong to seek to use the government to limit the decision-making power of American women.  And they are surely wrong to call what they are trying to do freedom.

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Anti-Sex Ed Curriculum Makes the List: Don’t Blame Obama, Blame the System

A recently updated list of federally approved “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs has been causing a stir. Rather than blaming Obama for this, we’d all do better to recognize that it was the result of a fundamentally flawed system sorely in need of review and repair.

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President Obama, Please Keep Your Promise to Insulate Science from Politics and Ideology

One of the most difficult things to do is tell a friend that we are disappointed or upset with them, but that is what we are doing here today.

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