As the Supreme Court decision to cut financial subsidies for the health insurance of millions of Americans looms, many states are still grappling with the question of whether to expand Medicaid in the traditional way outlined by the Affordable Care Act.
New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.
The Arizona legislature took an unprecedented step Tuesday during a late-night hearing, amending a bill that would block abortion coverage in insurance plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act and inserting a new rule requiring that abortion providers inform patients that the procedure could in fact be reversed—despite no substantiated medical evidence to support that charge.
Senate Republicans slipped anti-choice language into a bipartisan, broadly supported human trafficking bill, outraging Democrats who are blocking further amendments to the bill until that language is taken out.
The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Dr. Hanson, who died last week at the age of 91, was outspoken and politically involved, unafraid of the prospect that her views might alienate anyone as she fiercely defended abortion rights and supported pro-choice legislators.
An Iowa state lawmaker’s bill to define life as beginning at fertilization failed to meet a legislative deadline Friday, joining so-called personhood bills in at least nine other states introduced without success this year.
A federal court in Pennsylvania was the first to uphold an abortion clinic buffer zone ordinance since the Supreme Court called into question the constitutionality of similar laws last summer.
Dr. Chastine fights back against anti-choice threats and intimidation by providing the best possible care to her patients, who often travel long distances as additional political and economic hurdles are put in their way.
The Oregon legislature last week passed a sweeping voter registration reform bill meant to add some 300,000 Oregonians to voter rolls by 2016.