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As House Republicans move to pass a replacement health care bill, this Denver Democrat continues to fight for healthcare access and reproductive rights. BY LISA WIRTHMAN It’s a quiet Friday morning in December, and Chief Deputy Whip, 20-year member of Congress, and healthcare warrior Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) leans back in her black leather conference room […]
5 Ways the Republican ACA Repeal Bill Would Roll Back Progress on Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women
By Jamila Taylor Last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, issued a cost estimate on the Republican repeal bill for the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. The House bill—the American Health Care Act, or AHCA—would reduce the federal budget deficit by $337 billion over the next 10 years. Significantly, however, it would also […]
by Thomas Fitzgerald, Political Writer @tomfitzgerald | firstname.lastname@example.org Planned Parenthood, a major provider of contraception and other preventive health care to poor women in Pennsylvania, is betting that congressional efforts to pull federal funding for those services will backfire. Read more.
By LANI SEELINGER When the election results finished rolling in on that sad, sad day in November, one of the primary concerns among those who had supported Hillary Clinton was her opponent’s history of outright misogyny and how that might affect American women. So, it’s surprising to no one that Trump’s decisions in his first 50 […]
By Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS1; Rachel H. Occhiogrosso, BS1 On September 30, 1976, in the waning months of the 94th Congress, freshman Representative Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) witnessed his namesake amendment enacted into law via the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act of 1977 (PL 94-439).1 All of one sentence, the amendment stipulated that “None […]