Protecting the ACA is Only a Starting Point for Women’s Health Care

On Thursday, President Biden signed an executive order to reopen enrollment on the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace, from February 15 to May 15.

But while this is a welcome first step to help uninsured Americans get coverage, now is the time to make progress and go further in women’s access to health care—not just to hold on to the last decade’s achievements.

Biden Is Returning the U.S. to an Era of LGBTQ Inclusion: “America’s Strength Is Found in Its Diversity”

In a landmark executive order applauded by LGBTQ advocates and organizations, President Joe Biden repealed the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military.

In his first 100 days, Biden is expected to take more actions towards reversing many of the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people, as well as expanding LGBTQ rights and protections.

“Uplifting the Rights of Girls and Women in the U.S. and Around the World”: Biden and Harris Announce New White House Gender Policy Council

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced the formation of a new White House Gender Policy Council to lead a government-wide effort to address gender disparities in the U.S. and abroad.

TIME’S UP CEO Tina Tchen knows the importance of an all-of-government approach when it comes to uplifting women and girls—since she served as executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls during the Obama administration. Carrie Baker sat down with Tchen to discuss logistics and impact of the newly-formed White House Gender Policy Council—how it will work, what it will do, and why it is so desperately needed.

The Biden-Harris Administration Must Treat Fertility Treatment as a Matter of Reproductive Choice

I read news articles applauding President Biden for appointing women and people of color to his Cabinet, and I dare to think: Could this be the moment to bring fertility to the forefront?

The path to motherhood for many low-income women, queer women, Black women, the chronically ill, and myriad other would-be mothers is far from clear. Expanding the ACA and providing more affordable healthcare options to women is one way to ease the burden of fertility treatment.

Defend Democracy—End the Filibuster

The Senate filibuster allows a minority in the Senate to prevent the adoption of important legislation—even when the president and majorities in both the House and Senate are in favor.

Because the filibuster impedes the legislative process and counters democratic governance, it is time to reform it.