"If the government is entitled to require that female contraceptives be provided to women free of charge, we have trouble understanding how signing the form that declares Notre Dame's authorized refusal to pay for contraceptives for its students or staff, and mailing the authorization document to those companies, which under federal law are obligated to...
House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit
91 House Democrats, 19 Senate Democrats, and the National Women's Law Center filed separate amicus briefs Tuesday in support of the contraceptive coverage benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
Over 2 million of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans offered through state marketplaces. According to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), almost 2.2 million people selected marketplace plans from October 1, when enrollment started, through December 28. A surge in enrollment took place in December before the deadline...
Let’s be clear: the substantial burden of being exempt from ACA regulations is not on the Little Sisters but is squarely on the shoulders of its low- and middle-income nursing home employees, mostly women, and their families.
The deadline to enroll in new health insurance plans through the state Health Insurance Marketplaces is December 23 for coverage starting on January 1.
"Healthcare coverage is not a luxury for me; it is a necessity."
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with a group of eight mothers yesterday to discuss how the Affordable Care Act benefits their families.
My mom sat down, went on Healthcare.gov, discovered that she qualified for a tax credit to help her afford quality health insurance, and then found 86 health plans from which to choose. All in less than 10 minutes.
The ACA guarantees that all new health insurance plans cover FDA-approved contraceptives, including the pill and IUDs, without co-pays or deductibles.
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"Large numbers of women who couldn't previously do so are now obtaining birth control without co-pays or deductibles, which allows them to more easily attain contraception's well-documented health, social and economic benefits."
Feminist Majority Foundation Urges US Supreme Court to Let Women, Not Bosses, Make Decisions About Birth Control
"Religion should not be used as a cover for profit-making businesses to discriminate against women - nor should women be held hostage to their boss' personal religious beliefs."
The broad ruling of the court and the dissenting rulings by other courts will likely send the issue to the Supreme Court to decide.
The mental health parity law prohibits insurance companies from limiting insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services.
"Don't be fooled by the scare tactics. If you have insurance, you won't lose it, but for the 50 million who do not, this is a great deal."
Health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be even more affordable than planned.
Generation Opportunity, a conservative organization that's funded by billionaire extremists David and Charles Koch, has launched a series of advertisements to convince young people to "opt out" of Affordable Care Act enrollment.
"Nearly every woman uses contraception at some point in her life. This law ensures that employers do not discriminate against their workers by making it difficult for them to obtain the care they need."
6.4 million Americans will be able to buy health insurance for $100 or less per month using the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace.