Donald Trump’s updated contraceptive rule was recently leaked, raising concerns about women’s ability to access affordable family planning. It’s hard to keep track of what we need to be keeping track of these days, especially when it comes to women’s health. So let’s review. What is the contraceptive mandate? The contraceptive mandate, aka the “birth
We live in an increasingly post-cash world, but cashless comes at a cost. Merchants – the stores we rely on for everything from groceries to oil changes – pay more than $50 billion in fees to the credit card companies that finance consumer purchases. As a result, merchants have a considerable incentive to persuade customers
Last week President Trump released a budget that would gut public programs that lift up millions of American women and families. Contrary to its title, “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the budget is a roadmap to a place where women and their families would be less safe, less healthy, and less economically secure. As we
Yesterday, House Republicans resurrected the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that gifts nearly $900 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans by robbing more than 20 million Americans of health coverage. This cruel bill—and its celebration by President Trump, Vice President Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a notably white male crowd
Today the House of Representatives will vote on President Trump and Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), which makes good on the GOP’s long-standing promise to defund Planned Parenthood. The proposed law would prohibit one of the nation’s largest health providers from receiving Medicaid reimbursements, cutting the organization off at the knees and threatening
As many of you reading this will have already seen, Jesse Williams, best known for his role in the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy and increasingly for his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, was named Humanitarian of the Year at the 2016 BET Awards last Sunday evening. The inspiring moment was underscored by Williams’s
Yesterday the Supreme Court delivered a resounding and badly needed victory for reproductive health and rights. In doing so, it also restored scientific facts to their rightful place in American jurisprudence and in the legislative decision-making that has for too long threatened the health and wellbeing of women and their families. Over the past five
In September, the Department of Education unveiled its new College Scorecard website. The scorecards are a major step forward in unleashing the power of educational data, as they allow prospective students to compare outcomes at different schools, providing data on costs, graduation rates, graduate indebtedness, and student earnings, among other metrics. But the scorecards have shortcomings, too, ranging from the limits of the data sample—the tax returns of students who received federal aid—to their reduction of a college education to a purely economic exchange. Among its most significant oversights, the scorecard data fails women.