Posts tagged "Affordable Care Act"
95 Percent of Uninsured Will Have Lower Healthcare Premiums than Projected Under Obamacare

95 Percent of Uninsured Will Have Lower Healthcare Premiums than Projected Under Obamacare

Health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be even more affordable than planned.
WATCH: Conservative Group Releases Creepy Anti-Obamacare Ads

WATCH: Conservative Group Releases Creepy Anti-Obamacare Ads

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.
US Federal Appeals Court Rules For-Profit Must Cover Contraception

US Federal Appeals Court Rules For-Profit Must Cover Contraception

"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."
Millions of Americans Will Pay Under $100 Monthly for Obamacare Coverage

Millions of Americans Will Pay Under $100 Monthly for Obamacare Coverage

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.
Missouri Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare

Missouri Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare

The Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit challenging Obamacare on behalf of Missouri state Representative Paul Joseph Wieland (R-Imperial) and his wife on Tuesday.
Hobby Lobby Win Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

Hobby Lobby Win Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

After receiving a temporary injunction from US District Judge Joe Heaton last week, Hobby Lobby will now be exempted from the Affordable Care Act stipulation that requires employer-based insurance plans to cover various birth control methods at no extra cost to employees until October 1, 2013.
Obama Administration Delays ACA Provision Until 2015

Obama Administration Delays ACA Provision Until 2015

On Tuesday, the Obama Administration announced that they would delay the implementation of a key mandate from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until 2015. The provision, which states that all employers with more than 50 employees must provide insurance coverage to their employees or face a monetary penalty was originally supposed to take...
Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session on Abortion Restrictions

Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session on Abortion Restrictions

After a marathon filibuster to defeat an extreme anti-abortion bill, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has called a second special session in an attempt to pass the anti-choice legislation of Senate Bill 5.
Florida Legislature Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Adjourns Without Vote

Florida Legislature Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Adjourns Without Vote

The Florida state legislature adjourned on Friday without a vote on Medicaid expansion that would extend healthcare to 1 million Floridians.
Routine HIV Screening to be Covered Under Obamacare

Routine HIV Screening to be Covered Under Obamacare

Yesterday the US Preventive Services Task Force released new guidelines recommending that every American between the ages of 15 and 65 be regularly tested for HIV. The Affordable Care Act requires insurance coverage of all preventive services recommended by the task force, which means that regular HIV testing will now be covered under Obamacare as...
Judge Rules: Hobby Lobby Must Cover Contraception

Judge Rules: Hobby Lobby Must Cover Contraception

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton ruled that the craft store Hobby Lobby must cover the morning-after pill for its employees. In September, the evangelical-owned Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the mandate requiring employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill and other contraceptives....
No Copay Day and You

No Copay Day and You

American women should be celebrating today because an important provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going into effect. Birth control will officially be available to women with no copay, as will breast exams, breast-feeding support, domestic violence counseling, HPV testing, and many other services.  These preventative services will save women a huge sum...
Know Your Benefits Under Obamacare

Know Your Benefits Under Obamacare

Just yesterday, one of my friends paid $35 for her monthly co-pay for her birth control prescription. And she has good insurance – yikes! But that was yesterday. Starting today, because of the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), every new health insurance policy must include FDA-approved contraceptives without any co-pays or deductibles. And that’s not...
Fortnight of Failure? Catholic Bishops Fail to Rally Support

Fortnight of Failure? Catholic Bishops Fail to Rally Support

Since the end of last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have been busy rallying up their base to come out and defend their “religious liberty.” A series of events, spanning over two weeks and dubbed the ‘Fortnight of Freedom,” were planned and publicized to parishes and diocese across the US in an attempt to...
Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women

Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women

The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine are elated that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act–the most important advance for women in nearly 40 years. Feminists are determined to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act, which will protect the lives and health of millions of women and...
HERvotes Blog Carnival: National Women’s Health Week

HERvotes Blog Carnival: National Women’s Health Week

By Cindy Pearson, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need For the 13th #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re celebrating National Women’s Health Week.  The federal government launched National Women’s Health Week ten years ago in an effort to improve women’s health by building awareness about things like exercise, healthy eating and the...
HERvotes Blog Carnival: What Health-Care Reform Means to Women

HERvotes Blog Carnival: What Health-Care Reform Means to Women

By Cindy Pearson, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need For the tenth #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re celebrating the second anniversary of the new health-reform law, the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Why are women so excited about the ACA? Well, for a start, the law has already started removing barriers...
Health Reform: Winning for Women

Health Reform: Winning for Women

by Tara Mancini,  co-chair of WIN’s Women’s Health Policy Network I think it is no coincidence that the 2nd anniversary of the ACA coincides with the celebration of Women’s History Month. Women have made numerous contributions to society that throughout the ages have received little attention, much like the important protections afforded to women through...
"Where Are the Women?"

“Where Are the Women?”

by Ali Tweedt, FMF Intern Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s (D-NY) now-infamous words have gone viral paired with a picture of last Thursday’s all-male panel at the hearing on contraception coverage by religious institutions. The hearing, “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” was...
HERvotes Blog Carnival: No Religious Exemption for Birth Control Coverage

HERvotes Blog Carnival: No Religious Exemption for Birth Control Coverage

Despite enormous pressure from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Obama Administration recently decided not to broaden the religious exemption for contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package of the Affordable Care Act. This demand for additional exemptions,  would have denied millions of American women contraceptive coverage, including students, teachers, nurses, social workers, and...