“If the court rules to strike down the entire ACA, there will be devastating consequences for everyone, but these negative outcomes will be most pronounced for the millions of women with preexisting conditions and, in particular, for women of color and women with low incomes, whose health and economic security would be most at risk.”
Many consider political polarization—the vast gap between Republicans and Democrats—to be a defining and ever-growing feature of American politics today. But an experiment called “America in One Room” set out to discover just how rigid and vast that gap is. Turns out: It’s not as solid or as wide as you may think.
One in four women will access an abortion over the course of their reproductive lives. Yet, Hyde intentionally deprives many of my patients from being able to afford this crucial type of healthcare.
When we discuss and understand the Public Charge Rule, let there be no question that it will harm some of the very most vulnerable in our society—including U.S. citizen children, survivors of domestic violence and recently arrived refugees and asylum-seekers who need a small measure of social support as they bravely make their way in a new country.
Section 1557, or the “Final Rule” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as the Title IX of the landmark law, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in health programs receiving federal financial assistance—and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is intent on dismantling it. […]
Knowing and having access to all the possibilities for dealing with periods is a matter of comfort and improved sanitation, and a means for achieving body integrity and increased opportunity. Menstruating individuals deserve choices—so let’s unpack them!
There is no medical necessity to menstruate every month. In fact, some health experts believe we may be healthier without them.
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.
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.
Most of today’s Registered Nurses have Baccalaureate degrees, many with Masters and Doctorates. Nurses are providing primary care and hospital-based specialty care, conducting NIH grant funded research and serving as congressional representatives. It’s time to consider nursing in a new light—on the campaign trail and in our culture at-large.