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By Katie Kablusich Yesterday, New York Times op-ed contributor and religious professor Thomas Groome popped up as the latest in a long line of bros getting it wrong at our newspaper of record about what cost Hillary the election. His take? Trump is in office right now because the uterus-having crowd and the representatives we’ve […]
By ELIZABETH STRASSNER After lambasting Obamcare for the past seven years, Republicans have their shot at undoing the healthcare law. On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on “Trumpcare,” or the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Its passage would be a significant blow to the 2010 Affordable Care Act and would cause an […]
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 | email@example.com 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 […]
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By JOSEPH D. LYONS Support for the GOP’s repeal and replace plan, otherwise known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), is tanking. Thus, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is out on a public relations tour to save the proposed bill. He hosted a health care town hall on CNN Wednesday, trying to defend […]
Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. By Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. Read more.