On October 1, open enrollment began for the new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act—and Americans are already signing up for better, more affordable health care coverage. Check out some of our favorite highlights from the first week!
Oct. 7, 2013
Promoting women’s health, leadership, and economic security—a pretty worthy cause right? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why yesterday we helped launch the Fair Shot Campaign—a partnership of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Center for American Progress, American Woman, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Sept. 19, 2013
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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.
Sept. 18, 2013
At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices."
Aug. 29, 2013
Missouri State Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) recently filed a federal lawsuit suit asking the court to declare the mandate for contraception coverage in Obamacare unconstitutional. More specifically, he’s looking for a personal exemption for his family (the fact that Wieland is a man, who would probably find little use for birth control, is apparently beside the point).
Aug. 26, 2013
Republican lawmakers have relentlessly tried to repeal Obamacare — despite the fact that the health care law has already helped millions of women and families get the care they need, when they need it. Opponents of the law don’t care that you can no longer be denied insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition, that women can’t be charged higher premiums simply because of their gender, and that you can now access birth control with no co-pay — they outright oppose the birth control benefit. Their intractable opposition has led them to vote to repeal the law 40 times (yes you read that right).
Aug. 8, 2013
It’s been three years since Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, aka the health care law, was signed into law, and already millions of women, families, and young people are benefiting from it. And yet, the fight seems to be getting all the attention.
July 31, 2013
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream when it comes to women’s health. His entire career has been an exercise in trying to reduce and deny women access to care. He has co-sponsored “personhood” measures that would give full legal rights to fertilized eggs, supported defunding Planned Parenthood, and was the first attorney general to file a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — on the same day the bill was signed into law.
July 17, 2013
This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their first publication ever on the use of emergency contraception in the United States. The findings are telling!
July 3, 2013