5 years ago, Congress enacted the single biggest advance for women’s health in generations: the Affordable Care Act. In those five years, the ACA has brought affordable health care to about 25.5 million Americans. But it didn't happen by magic.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
We at Planned Parenthood believe these six basic rights are central to freedom and opportunity for women and their families. To see why we value these basic principles, hear from the men and women who are impacted when the people in power ignore them.
Starting two years ago today, millions of women have benefited from Obamacare's copay-free birth control coverage. Meanwhile, anti-women’s health politicians — determined to repeal the ACA altogether — have applauded companies like Hobby Lobby that seek to deny comprehensive birth control coverage for their employees.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let bosses deny their employees coverage for birth control, every woman should be asking her boss one question: “Are you seeking to change our birth control coverage?”
On July 9, 2014 — soon after the Supreme Court ruled against women in the Hobby Lobby case — pro-women’s health lawmakers introduced legislation in the House and Senate that would protect women from bosses at corporations like Hobby Lobby who are trying to deny their employees access to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s birth control benefit in their insurance plans.