Today, the Obama Administration determined that California followed federal law in enforcing a longstanding policy that requires most health insurance plans to provide comprehensive coverage of health care services, including abortion. Notably, no health insurance plans have objected to California's policy that requires coverage of the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion. It was anti-women's health activists who want to block women's access to safe, legal abortion who complained to HHS' Office of Civil Rights.
June 22, 2016
Victory for Women! Obama Administration Calls on Insurance Companies to Cover Full Range of Birth Control Methods
Thanks to the Obama administration and women's health advocates, health insurance companies will no longer be able to use loopholes to force women to pay out-of-pocket for birth control that should be copay-free.
May 11, 2015
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Tonight we’ll hear the president’s ideas on how to move the country forward, and his calls for action. That’s no surprise. After all, it’s his 2015 state of the union. And here’s ours.
Jan. 20, 2015
The Helms Amendment has been restricting women’s access to much-needed health care for more than 40 years around the world. Here is what you need to know about this harmful policy, and what can be done about it.
Jan. 15, 2015
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has put the rights of women and girls front and center in the State Department policies and programs; she will truly be missed! Much has been made of her unique partnership with President Obama, but we think it’s worth taking a few minutes to talk about her legacy for women and girls.
July 17, 2013
Today is Hillary Clinton’s last day of work at the State Department. It is also the day when John Kerry will begin his work as secretary of state. As this transition takes place, one issue we have paid close attention to is the future of U.S. leadership for women’s health and rights globally, which Clinton has made a priority during her tenure. This week, however, the Obama administration has made clear that this administration will continue its official policy of fostering tremendous advancements for women and girls around the world. This is great news for women and young people worldwide and signals the lasting legacy of Clinton’s leadership in promoting women and girls.
July 17, 2013
Great news! Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will comply with a federal judge’s order to make emergency contraception available over the counter, for all women, with no age restrictions. This is a major victory for women’s health—and for expanding access to birth control!
June 11, 2013