By Sara Coughlin Today is International Safe Abortion Day. The anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which banned Medicaid coverage for abortions and has been blocking low-income women from receiving care for more than 40 years, is this Saturday. These two events were formed independently of each other, but, side by side, they highlight the urgent need for safe […]
By Claire Landsbaum On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Medicare for All Act, which would create a single-payer health-care system. Under the bill, which has been cosigned by 15 Senate Democrats (including virtually every Dem whose name is being thrown around to run in 2020), everything from mental health services to prescription drugs to vision care would […]
By Christine Grimaldi U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he’ll examine all 1,442 citations giving him discretion in regulating Obamacare for ways to dismantle the health-care reform law. Read more.
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 […]
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On January 31st, 2017, Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 100 other members of Congress introduced the EACH Woman Act, critical legislation that increases access to safe & affordable abortion care by lifting abortion coverage bans. The EACH Woman Act is our […]
The anti-abortion leadership in Congress is prioritizing a vote on January 24th on H.R.7, sweeping legislation that interferes with our ability to make decisions about abortion by permanently banning coverage for abortion care. Anti-abortion senators also introduced a companion bill earlier this week. Here’s a few ways you can take action: Contact Your Legislator: Tell your […]
Abortion Coverage Advocates Go After Trump with New Campaign: “We Will Be BOLD. We Won’t Be PUNISHED.”
All* Above All, led by young people and people of color, launches major organizing effort and six-figure ad campaign to counter Trump-Pence agenda WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the first day of 2017, All* Above All is rolling out a new campaign to call out extreme anti-abortion politicians who support the Hyde Amendment and other policies that […]
More than 100 members of Congress sent a letter to President-elect Trump calling for him to end the Hyde Amendment and other restrictions on abortion care and coverage in his 2018 budget request.