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

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released its new score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was recently passed by the House of Representatives after months of controversy and political infighting. This is far from the first attempt by Republicans to deregulate our health care system. Since the passage of the Affordable Care

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

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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

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

Last week, the city of Chicago joined Cleveland, Boston, Hawaii, New York City, Kansas City, and more than 100 U.S. localities in a public health feat—raising the tobacco age to 21. Chicago has taken a stand against Big Tobacco with this legislation, and the creation of a tobacco-free generation is now within reach. Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report

The Democratic presidential debates have brought welcome attention to the question of how we can build on the Affordable Care Act to realize the goal of quality, affordable health care for all. It’s a refreshing and timely break from the Republicans’ tired pledges to repeal Obamacare, a radical right stance that is supported by every

As of today, nearly three thousand low-income women in Texas will need to find a new place to get their breast and cervical cancer screenings, thanks to a decision by lawmakers to oust Planned Parenthood from the program that subsidized care for uninsured women. The new rule is just the latest reminder that reproductive health

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The Republican presidential candidates will have their first televised debate of the 2016 cycle tonight. Here’s what they’re likely to say about the economy: 1. Cutting taxes on big corporations and top earners is the best way to grow the economy. All the candidates on stage tonight at the GOP primary debate will express some

Last night Jeb Bush made a slip of the tongue that let us know just where he stands on reproductive health. “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” he said at an event in Nashville. In a way, he’s right: We actually need much more than half a billion

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