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Women’s Stake in the Health Care Debate

“The Republican platform and the speaker lineup for the Republican National Convention demonstrate a fundamental disregard for women and women’s health.” Spoken by the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we can safely assume that the speaker is most interested in reproductive health policy. I argue that too often we conflate attention to and […]

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Supreme Court Says ‘Yes’ to Everyone but the Poor?

Back in March, ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I wondered what might happen to the Medicaid expansion. The question before the court in Florida v. Health and Human Services was whether the federal government could require states to expand their Medicaid eligibility and whether, if states […]

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“Obamacare” Lives: The Affordable Care Act is Constitutional

I admit to being quite surprised—and delighted—by the news that the Supreme Court upheld nearly all parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) or what the right often calls “Obamacare.” When Chief Justice Roberts joined the four justices already expected to find the law constitutional, he defied my expectations. Perhaps you can forgive my pessimistic […]

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What “Obamacare” Means for My Family

What does it mean for my family that “Obamacare” was upheld by the Supreme Court? In short, it means I don’t have to worry. Currently, my husband works for a company that happens to have a great-for-us health insurance plan, so we have the guarantee that if one of the four of us falls ill […]

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Don’t Lose Health Care Reform

Election Year 2012 marches on to November.  Here and there social causes are used as political footballs. Some candidates surviving the latest tackle will see a few more yards.  But there is one national issue that we, particularly women of all ages, cannot allow to be benched – health care insurance and the basic reforms […]

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