We Must Reform the Courts
The federal courts, including the Supreme Court, have never protected all of us and now are being used as a weapon to limit our rights. It’s time for bold changes.
This Republican Congresswoman sure has a funny way of articulating a woman’s perspective…
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
Women’s Preventive Health Care With No-Copay? Yes Please.
Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without co-pay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare.
Dec. 11, 2013
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Celebrating “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!
Nearly all sexually active women—99%—have used birth control at some point in their lives. It’s basic preventive care, and it's benefited generations of women who have been able to plan their families and accomplish their goals. That’s why today, we’re celebrating The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s first annual “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!
Nov. 12, 2013
Health Care Hero: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
With more than 640,000 uninsured people, a legislature controlled by anti-women’s health politicians, and two infamous opponents of Obamacare--Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul--representing the state in the U.S. Senate, getting access to affordable health care in Kentucky may not seem like a cake walk. But things are starting to look up for the state. Why? Because Health Care Hero, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear managed to accept Medicaid Expansion for the benefit of his state’s residents.
Nov. 11, 2013
Health Care Hooligan: Congresswoman Renee Ellmers
From the day it was signed into law, House Republicans have done everything they could to derail the Affordable Care Act — 46 votes to repeal, delay or defund and counting. The rollout has definitely had its share of bumps, but rather than working to fix it, they’re assigning blame and launching more attacks.
Nov. 4, 2013
We're on Tumblr!
We're excited to announce our latest adventure in the digital world: the brand new Planned Parenthood Action Tumblr!
Oct. 23, 2013
Government Reopens, But the Fight for Health Care Is Far From Over
A fight that started over Obamacare, expanded to directly target women’s access to birth control, and kept the government shut down for 16 days, is over….for now.
Oct. 17, 2013
Obamcare is Here
On October 1, open enrollment began for the new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act—and Americans are already signing up for better, more affordable health care coverage. Check out some of our favorite highlights from the first week!
Oct. 7, 2013
Latinos and the Affordable Care Act
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