Posts tagged "health care reform"
US Appeals Court Blocks Attempt to Defund Obamacare

US Appeals Court Blocks Attempt to Defund Obamacare

The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has agreed to rehear a case that could protect much-needed subsidies for up to 5 million consumers under the Affordable Care Act.
California Reverses Decision Allowing Catholic Colleges to Refuse to Cover Abortion

California Reverses Decision Allowing Catholic Colleges to Refuse to Cover Abortion

The state of California had previously allowed insurance companies on two campuses to deny abortion coverage. On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown's Department of Managed Health Care reversed that decision.
Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

A joint study by three major women's health advocacy groups calls attention to the overwhelming disparity in health outcomes for women of color in the United States. The results of the study are now under the consideration of the United Nations.
Low-Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government-Funded Care

Low-Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government-Funded Care

As of 2015, low-income transgender residents of Oregon will have access to gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy if they want it.
Law Limiting Abortion Access Under Medicaid in Alaska Temporarily Blocked

Law Limiting Abortion Access Under Medicaid in Alaska Temporarily Blocked

An Alaska state court judge this week temporarily blocked a law that created a narrow definition for when abortions were "medically necessary" and therefore covered under Alaska Medicaid.
Young Americans Healthier Under Affordable Care Act

Young Americans Healthier Under Affordable Care Act

Young adults are now 7.2 percent more likely to have health insurance, 6.2 percent more likely to report "excellent physical health" and 4 percent more likely to say they are in "excellent mental health."
Medicare Ban on Transition-Related Transgender Health Coverage Lifted

Medicare Ban on Transition-Related Transgender Health Coverage Lifted

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board ruled on Friday that transgender people can no longer be automatically denied Medicare coverage for surgery as part of their transition-related health care.
More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

Despite false advertising about the ACA, numerous Republican attempts to dismantle the law, and problems with the rollout of the Healthcare.gov site, millions of Americans will now access quality, affordable health insurance.
Uninsured Rate Hits New Low as Affordable Care Act Puts Insurance Within Reach

Uninsured Rate Hits New Low as Affordable Care Act Puts Insurance Within Reach

The ACA has helped over 4.2 million Americans obtain the health insurance they need to be able to take care of themselves and their families
The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

"Healthcare coverage is not a luxury for me; it is a necessity."
White House Highlights Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Moms

White House Highlights Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Moms

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.
The Affordable Care Act Makes the Gift of Health Insurance Possible

The Affordable Care Act Makes the Gift of Health Insurance Possible

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.
Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Today

Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Today

"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."
Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

When women get pregnant in America, they pay more and die more than women in other industrialized nations.
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...
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...
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...
VICTORY: Health & Human Services Decides in Favor of Women’s Health

VICTORY: Health & Human Services Decides in Favor of Women’s Health

This afternoon, US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration released their decision not to broaden the exemption for birth control without copay. In August, HHS ruled that a host of women’s preventive health care services – including all FDA approved contraceptive methods – will be covered under...