"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.