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Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.…Continue Reading

Tags: State Attacks, Texas, Abortion restrictions, Greg Abbott


New Delay for 400,000 Virginians in Getting Health Care? Unrelated Abortion Politics

Category: Abortion, Obamacare, Medicaid

Todd Akin has nothing on Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall. A longtime member of the Virginia General Assembly, Marshall is known for introducing multiple anti-abortion bills in his time in office, including personhood bills that would grant legal rights to fetuses. (The measure would give full constit…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Obamacare, Virginia, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Terry McAuliffe, Bob Marshall


No Debate with the Public: New Poll Shows Strong Support for the Birth Control Benefit

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

As the Supreme Court considers if corporations can be required to cover birth control in insurance plans like other preventive care, a new JAMA, the Journal of American Medicine poll shows there’s no debate among the public. According to the poll, a huge swath of Americans, 69 percent support the p…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare


No Surprise Here: States That Have Embraced Obamacare See a Larger Drop in the Uninsured

Category: Obamacare, Medicaid

It’s wholly unsurprising and yet it’s notable: Obamacare is working in states that have implemented Obamacare. States that have expanded Medicaid and have opened their own exchanges have seen a larger decline in the uninsured according to a Gallup poll released this week. The 21 states and the Dist…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion


Indecisive Lawmaker Wants to Make Decisions for All Missouri Women

Category: Abortion, State Fights

 MO state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R) took a month to figure out if he wanted carpet or wood in his home. And apparently, that’s just like making a decision about whether to have an abortion. Also, when buying a car, one should not be impulsive, because Gatschenberger often needs time to think thi…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Video, Missouri


How Paul Ryan's Budget Will Hurt Women

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember early 2010? It was before the ACA (aka Obamacare) bill was signed into law. Women often had to pay more than men for identical health insurance. We could be kicked off our health insurance plans for the sin of being sick. Being female was basically considered a pre-existing condition. Milli…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Budget, Paul Ryan