The Health Maternity and Obstetric Medicine (Healthy MOM) Act would create a 60-day enrollment window for pregnant women to enroll in or upgrade a health insurance plan provided through Healthcare.gov, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) or her employer.
June 23, 2015
The GOP Budget Would Completely Eliminate the U.S. Family Planning Program and Cut Almost All Sex Ed Funding — But We’re Up for the Fight
In the GOP budget introduced last week, anti-women’s health politicians in the U.S. House proposed to eradicate the successful, decades-old Title X program, which provides family planning services to millions of low-income women, men, and families per year.
June 23, 2015
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King v Burwell: True Stories of Individuals Who Could be Hurt if the Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare
More than 9 million Americans are at risk of losing their health coverage. What’s putting them at risk is a Supreme Court case called King v. Burwell that is challenging a core component of Obamacare — and the decision could come down any day now. But we’re not going to let this moment pass while sitting quietly. No. People who believe health care is a human right are shouting their personal stories from the rooftops.
June 22, 2015
Title X is the nation's family planning program, which helps nearly 4.6 million people each year.
June 17, 2015
A lot of politicians are pushing over-the-counter birth control these days — but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. The wrong way is promising to make birth control over-the-counter while simultaneously pulling the rug out from under the birth control benefit, like some politicians are doing. The right way to do it is with a new bill in Congress, the Affordability IS Access Act, which would make the birth control pill available over-the-counter while protecting the insurance coverage that keeps it affordable.
June 11, 2015
Even though birth control became legal and widely available after Griswold, lack of insurance coverage and cost barriers continued to prevent women — particularly lower-income women and women of color — from accessing the birth control they needed.
June 6, 2015
It can feel like we’re constantly in the trenches. But it’s not all uphill. In fact, women’s health advocates have seen a lot of wins lately.
May 7, 2015
We’re not fighting political battles just to get a tally of win-losses. It’s because it actually does matter in women’s lives. That’s a rare thing.
May 4, 2015
This week, Louisiana gynoticians continue attempts to block a women's health center; DC gynoticians are cool with discrimination against employees’ reproductive choices, and a Tennessee gynotician doesn't think rape and incest are”verifiable.”
April 24, 2015