Great news! With each and every day, more and more individuals are getting access to affordable health care with Obamacare (not to mention the millions of women who are already benefitting from access to preventive care with no copay). Yesterday, new numbers were released showing that as of February 1 nearly 3.3 million individuals have signed up for affordable health care under the law.
Feb. 13, 2014
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After nearly 50 votes, and four years of doing everything they can to dismantle and derail the Affordable Care Act, some Republican opponents to the health care law finally took a different strategy and announced they will propose a health care plan of their own. Spoiler Alert! It’s not great.
Jan. 31, 2014
Last night, the President delivered his fifth state of the union address, outlining his policy priorities for the upcoming year and his vision for our country: Equal opportunities, fair pay, and access to health care for every American. Here are some of our favorite moments from the President’s speech:
Jan. 29, 2014
Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grabbed some headlines (and understandably caused some confusion) after she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations. To be clear: the dispute does not in any way involve whether or not churches and places of worship are exempt from covering birth control (they are). Rather, the dispute is about other, religiously affiliated organizations, and how they can choose to “opt out” of the requirement.
Jan. 3, 2014
Each New Year brings new hope and opportunity: a fresh start. It’s a time to look forward and of course, a time to make some resolutions. While our resolution remains the same as always—to protect women’s rights and make sure millions of women, men, and young people can continue to rely on Planned Parenthood for affordable, quality care—we’d like to suggest a few resolutions that politicians may want to embrace in the New Year.
Jan. 3, 2014
There are seven days left to enroll in health insurance before the deadline at midnight EST on December 23rd. In these last few days, we're going to be highlighting seven of the best benefits for women included in ALL plans, new and old. Because the Affordable Care Act isn't just about helping uninsured Americans get covered; it's about better, more affordable health care no matter what plan you're on.
Dec. 17, 2013
Remember Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)? It was little more than a month ago when she attacked Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at an oversight hearing because the Affordable Care Act includes maternity coverage as part of the women’s preventive health benefits.
Dec. 11, 2013