In 2019, Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO), and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Patty Murray (D-WA), introduced the EACH Woman Act (HR 1692 and S 758). This bill ensures coverage for abortion for every woman, however much she earns or however she is insured.
For too long, politicians have interfered in our health decisions by banning insurance coverage for abortion care, and polling shows that a majority of voters agree.
The EACH Woman Act is our vision and our message to the Trump-Pence administration: we are fighting for a future where our families can thrive, which includes making our own decisions about pregnancy and parenting.
The EACH Act:
- Ensures that anyone who gets care or insurance through the federal government will be covered for all pregnancy-related care, including abortion.
- Prohibits federal, state, and local political interference with decisions of private health insurance companies.
Groundbreaking legislation for abortion justice, the EACH Act would reverse the Hyde Amendment and related abortion coverage restrictions.
How does the Hyde Amendment restrict insurance coverage of abortion care? Issued September 2020 The Hyde Amendment is a policy that bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortion care except when a pregnancy endangers the life of the pregnant person, or when it results from rape or incest.1 Since 1976 Congress has … Continued
The Hyde Amendment is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion.
When Stephanie Loraine Piñeiro was 17, she found out she was pregnant. Loraine Piñeiro decided to have an abortion, but because she was Medicaid recipient — like more than 72 million other Americans — her insurance wouldn’t cover the costs of the procedure. So, Loraine Piñeiro picked up extra shifts at her restaurant job, earning $2.17 per … Continued
President Joe Biden signaled his commitment to addressing racial disparities Friday, putting equity front and center in his fiscal 2022 discretionary budget request. “The moment has come for the nation to deal with systemic racism and to ensure the promise of America is finally and fully open to all — not just some — Americans,” … Continued
In 1976, House Republicans proposed the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds from covering the cost of abortion care for poor and low-income people. At the time, Representative Henry Hyde (R-IL), the namesake of the amendment, did what Republicans have become infamous for: saying the quiet part out loud. During a House debate … Continued