Women Workers Need the Affordable Care Act—and More

Women and communities of color are especially at risk to suffer if the ACA is dismantled, because we already suffer disparities in our ability to access health care services: Two-thirds of the 23 million low-wage workers in the U.S. are women, and the ACA made health insurance available to many of those women and their families.

The Affordable Care Act is Back in Court

A federal appeals court is now deciding whether or not to uphold an earlier lower court’s decision deeming the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Beginning today, a federal appeals court in New Orleans is deciding whether or not to uphold an earlier lower court’s decision deeming the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Doing so would impact 20 million Americans covered under the landmark law and strip 133 million people with preexisting medical conditions of protection.

Doctors are Speaking Out on Trump’s Attacks on Birth Control Coverage

Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in a case challenging the Trump administration’s broad exemption for employers from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandates. Trump’s rules allow any employer to gain an exemption to federally required coverage of birth control in employee health insurance plans by claiming that contraception violates their […]

Fighting On for Affordable Health Care

There are two directions that our country can go on health care in the coming years. The first forges ahead with lower costs, better quality coverage and universal coverage for everyone. The second would take us back to a time when insurance companies could charge more for pre-existing conditions, refuse to cover basic services and cap or limit coverage in order to inflate profits at the expense of our health.