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Happy 2-Year Anniversary, Birth Control Benefit! Too Bad Politicians Keep Trying to Break Us Up.

Category: Obamacare, Obamacare Works

Starting two years ago today, millions of American women got access to birth control coverage without a copay through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since that day, an overwhelming number of women have benefited from copay-free birth control coverage. Meanwhile, anti-women’s health politicians — det…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Contraception, Hobby Lobby


Texas Voter ID Law Disenfranchises Women Voters

Category: State Fights

Last night, Cecile Richards joined Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss a new law in Texas that is disenfranchising women, making it harder for them to vote. It is not a coincidence that at the same time elected officials are limiting women’s access to reproductive health care, th…Continue Reading

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Ohio Agrees Medicaid Expansion is Too Good to Pass Up

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

Medicaid Expansion Map

Great news in Ohio: Governor John Kasich is the 25th governor to make the decision to expand Medicaid in his state—making coverage available to an additional 275,000 low-income Ohioans who need it. Better yet, Governor Kasich is the latest of several Republican governors who have decided to do what'…Continue Reading

Tags: Ohio, Governor John Kasich, Medicaid Expansion, Family planning


We're on Tumblr!

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We're excited to announce our latest adventure in the digital world: the brand new Planned Parenthood Action Tumblr! We’re excited to share some of our favorite things—but best of all, we can’t wait to hear from YOU. Every day, we hear and see amazing stories from the folks who are standing up for w…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Cecile Richards, Tumblr, planned parenthood action


The Growing Latin@ Population and the Importance of Health Care

Category: Latinos, Obamacare

Please note the use of the spelling Latin@s to include, both Latinos and Latinas When thinking about Latin@s in the United States, Connecticut is not a state that immediately comes to mind.  Although California, Texas, and Florida are the states with the largest Latin@ populations, Connecticut’s La…Continue Reading

Tags: Latinos, Latinos for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare Works, Hispanic Heritage Month, Connecticut


Government Reopens, But the Fight for Health Care Is Far From Over

Category: Obamacare, Congress

A fight that started over Obamacare, expanded to directly target women’s access to birth control, and kept the government shut down for 16 days, is over….for now.  With the debt ceiling looming and the country on the brink of default, Congress reached an agreement late last night to temporarily end…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Defunding, ACA, Obamacare Works, government shutdown