Browsing All posts tagged under »Affordable Care Act«

Hobby Lobby sues government over healthcare mandate

September 12, 2012

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Reuters, September 12, 2012 by Steve Olafson Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance. The lawsuit, filed in District Court in the […]

We’re Not ‘The Entitlement Generation’

September 12, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 12, 2012 by Sandra Fluke Last weekend, Representative Walsh said he was “offended” by me, a “life-time student,” and that he wanted me to stop acting “entitled” and “get a job.” He explained that it wasn’t my fault because my generation has been raised this way and doesn’t know how to take care of […]

Wheaton College Birth Control Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Dismissed By Federal Judge

August 28, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade A federal judge dismissed Wheaton College’s lawsuit against the Obama administration, objecting over a mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to cover contraception. Wheaton, a Christian liberal art college in Illinois, filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. in July objecting to a U.S. Health & […]

Tinfoil Hat Alert! Right-Wing Media Lies About ACA Reproductive Coverage

August 14, 2012

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Addicting Info, August 14, 2012 by Nathaniel Downes   In case you had not heard yet, there is a rumble rolling through the right-wing blogosphere that Obamacare requires sterilization of girls as young as 15. This is absurd on its face, of course. They reach this conclusion through a serious distortion of the facts and […]

Conservatives Freak Out After Democratic Senator Mentions “Menstruation” During Birth Control Debate

August 7, 2012

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RH Reality Check, August 7, 2012 by Michael Hayne The Republican war on women an interesting turn earlier today when a male Democratic Senator had the unmitigated gall to use a scientific term with respects to the birth control debate. During a lively discussion of the Affordable Care Act’s Women’s Health package, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), echoed a fairly […]

University Of Notre Dame Students Petition Administration To Drop Birth Control Mandate Lawsuit Against Feds

August 1, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 1, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade At first, Kathryn Pogin was simply writing a personal letter to the Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame. It was a response to his announcement the school would sue the federal government over the requirement that health insurance plans, including those […]

Republicans Renew War on Women

August 1, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 1, 2012 by Senator Harry Reid Starting today, critical women’s preventive health services will be available to women, free of co-pays or deductibles — a hard-fought benefit for women in Nevada and across the country that is long overdue. Yet on the eve of the implementation of these historic benefits for women, […]

Why The Obamacare Decision Is Very Good News For Women

June 28, 2012

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Forbes, June 28, 2012 by Bryce Covert SCOTUS has spoken: The U.S. Supreme Court just upheld the Affordable Care Act, saying that the individual mandate is constitutional as a tax. This is fantastic news for the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans. Women in particular should pop the champagne and celebrate. Of those millions of uninsured, […]

Connecticut State Panel Declares Abortion An Essential Health Care Procedure

June 12, 2012

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Addicting Info, June 12, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. At least one state in America is willing to defend a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions. On Friday, a state panel in Connecticut unanimously declared that abortion is an essential health benefit ,that must be covered by all insurance plans. The state […]

How the “Mad Men” Method of Birth Control Ended

June 7, 2012

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Blog for Choice, June 7, 2012 by Lissy Moskowitz Lissy Moskowitz is the deputy director of policy at NARAL Pro-Choice America. Today, we commemorate the 47th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the monumental 1965 Supreme Court case that recognized Americans’ right to use birth control. The Griswold decision recognized a key aspect of the right […]

Why Religious People Should Support the Rights of Women in Reproductive Decisions

May 3, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 3, 2012 by Harry Knox Lately, headlines have been full of reports of religious condemnation of abortion and birth control. As a person of deep faith, I believe the opposite: I believe that — as a matter of social justice — religious people should support the rights of women to make decisions […]

They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

April 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Would you feel comfortable seeing a doctor who hadn’t been practicing medicine in at least a decade? Then why are “former OBG-GYN” congressman apparently getting extra say in what sort of health care women should be allowed to have nationally? Politico takes a look at the […]