The bipartisan $200 billion Medicare “doc fix” and health program funding bill includes a two-year extension of the Title V Sec. 510 program, which funds the implementation of ineffective and stigmatizing abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
Reproductive rights advocates were disappointed Tuesday when the U.S. Senate passed a bill reforming Medicare payments that also included Hyde Amendment language.
Many primary care doctors who see Medicaid patients this year will get a fee cut averaging nearly 43 percent, a drop that could threaten access to care for low-income Americans and the success of one of the Affordable Care Act’s key features.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.
Even as it championed midwives in a recent piece, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier option—language that reflects broader public attitudes throughout the United States.
Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.
In order to guide our activist priorities, we must envision what our long-term goal of a world without abortion stigma would ultimately look like.
Sen. Patty Murray has introduced a bill that would both educate the public about emergency contraception and make it available to more rape survivors who go to the emergency room.
Minority caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday, the 49th anniversary of the enactment of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, aiming to improve health outcomes for communities of color.
While Gov. Tom Corbett insists Pennsylvania can’t afford Medicaid expansion, advocates argue Pennsylvania can’t afford not to expand Medicaid.