Yesterday, October 1, 2013, marked a turning point in the history of the U.S. health care system as we know it. Eligible Americans and residents alike were able to begin enrolling in affordable health insurance plans as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in honor of President Obama who signed it into law.
Oct. 7, 2013
If there was anyone this week who did their darndest to insert themselves into the personal and private medical decisions best left up to women, it was Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
Oct. 4, 2013
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Late Saturday night, anti-women’s health lawmakers in the House of Representatives, showed they are willing to do whatever it takes to stop Obamacare and take away women’s access to health care, even if that includes shutting down the entire government.
Oct. 1, 2013
African-American women understand Planned Parenthood. They understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to providing quality health care and eliminating health disparities; they understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to bodily integrity and self-determination; and they understand Planned Parenthood’s vision for a world of social justice where people are able to fulfill their highest dreams. These issues are essential to African Americans.
Sept. 26, 2013
If last November’s election taught us anything, it’s that women’s health is a good investment. Mitt Romney lost the presidential election (and Virginia) with the greatest gender gap in Gallup’s history. And now guess where he is: headlining a fundraiser, days after a new poll shows Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe leading Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli by a 24-point margin among women.
Sept. 25, 2013
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
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.
Sept. 17, 2013
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 will pay only a fraction of the costs to cover hardworking families.
Sept. 6, 2013
Not on my watch. Perhaps each generation is called on to safeguard the freedoms, peace, and opportunity of the generation before and advance justice just a little further in their own lifetime. I recall listening as my parents – children of the 1960s – spoke proudly, passionately, and frequently of their participation in the civil rights era. In some ways it never fully sank in until now.
Aug. 28, 2013