Today marks the first day of the first-ever United for Coverage Week of Action to repeal the 1976 Hyde Amendment.
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a lower court on Wednesday, ruling that Louisiana cannot deny Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for non-abortion procedures.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has formally notified Planned Parenthood that it will ban the healthcare provider from the state’s Medicaid program, following through on a pledge made by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this year.
Even as the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked enforcement of a Louisiana TRAP law that would have left the state with only one abortion provider, anti-abortion politicians continue to propose an onslaught of legislation that could shutter the state’s four remaining abortion clinics for good.
Last week, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's administration filed an appeal notice at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans after a federal judge ordered his administration to cease efforts to strip Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in the state.
To date, all investigations - including those carried out in Texas - have found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Planned Parenthood.
Texas officials announced the state will cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, violating federal law and denying critical reproductive health care to tens of thousands of Texas women.
In a win for low-income women in Alaska, a state court judge strikes down a law limiting Medicaid abortion coverage.
According to new data, seven of the 11 major metropolitan areas with rates of uninsured people higher than the national average are in states that have rejected Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
O'Neal hiked to Washington, DC to protest the closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital in rural Beaufort County, NC, and to call attention to the impact of his state's failure to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Nearly five million low-income Americans do not have access to affordable insurance because state legislators in 24 states refuse to expand Medicaid.
"SB 49 is a blatant attempt to put politicians between low-income women and access to abortion, and by removing the Medicaid Women's Health Program, the legislature has made it clear that their only interest is restricting women's pregnancy decisions--not promoting women's health or reducing unintended pregnancies."
An Arizona bill intended to strip Medicaid funding from doctors and clinics that provide abortions was defeated in court last week.
The Florida state legislature adjourned on Friday without a vote on Medicaid expansion that would extend healthcare to 1 million Floridians.
Today President Obama and top Congressional Leaders began to discuss compromises needed to reach an agreement between the White House and Congress for next year’s budget. If an agreement between the two is not met by the end of the year, taxes on all Americans will increase. “We have to make sure that taxes don’t...
By Francesca Witcher This post is part of the #Hervotes Blog Carnival and was originally posted on the Feminist Campus Blog. The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazine are partnering with other organizations that represent women and people of color in a Health and Economic Right or HERvotes initiative for the election in 2012. FMF’s...