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Women are Watching Is Back for 2014

Category: Elections

We know it’s only February, but things are already heating up as the 2014 election approaches. Politically speaking, it’s a big year and women’s health is on the line.  Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations across the country will be running our largest campaign ever. In 2011, Pla…Continue Reading

Tags: Women are Watching, 2014 election


How much do you know about Obamacare? Take the quiz!

Category: Obamacare

Don’t know much about Obamacare? Well, you're not alone. According to two recent polls, many Americans don’t understand how the new health care law works — even when they stand to benefit. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll found that 76 percent of the uninsured (those most likely to benefit from t…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare Works


Two Celebrations in One: Hispanic Heritage Month and a One-Year Anniversary

Category: Latinos

Hispanic Heritage Month

The beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month is coincidentally also my one-year anniversary working for Planned Parenthood Federation of America as the Director of Latino Engagement and Leadership.  This year has been one of discovery, self-reflection, education, and gratitude. You don’t decide to work…Continue Reading

Tags: Latinos, Latinos for Planned Parenthood, Hispanic Heritage Month


The Des Moines Editorial Board's Message to Women's Health Opponnents

Category: Abortion

In a recent editorial, the Des Moines Register had a clear message for women's health opponents in Iowa:    // Post by Planned Parenthood Action. Continue Reading

Tags: Iowa, RU-486, telemedicine, Des Moines


Cory Booker: Standing with New Jersey Women

Category: Elections

When it comes to women's health, the contrast in the New Jersey special senate election couldn't be clearer. Cory Booker will fight to protect women's access to preventive health services, make sure women have access to birth control with no co-pay, and support a woman's right to make her own person…Continue Reading

Tags: Cory Booker, New Jersey Senate, Steve Lonergan, special election


Medicaid Expansion Is a Good Decision — and Michigan Agrees!

Category: Obamacare, Medicaid

Medicaid Expansion Map

As part of Obamacare, all states have the option to expand Medicaid with the federal government financing almost all of the costs of covering newly eligible individuals. If the states accept those federal funds, they will not have to pay anything for the first three years, and even after that, they …Continue Reading

Tags: Michigan, Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare Works, Governor Rick Synder