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Hobby Lobby and the war on poor women

Tweet Years ago, my doctor prescribed oral contraceptives after I was hospitalized from a ruptured ovarian cyst. I had insurance through my employer at the time and paid a modest monthly copay of $10. When we switched insurance plans during an enrollment period, my coverage lapsed and I had to pay out of pocket for [...]
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HHS expected to lift Medicare’s blanket ban on gender-affirming surgery

Tweet Ed note: This post originally stated that HHS is expected to lift the blanket ban on Medicaid; HHS is expected to lift the ban on Medicare. It has since been corrected to reflect this. As the work of an independent review panel wraps up, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to [...]
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Chart of the day: No co-pay birth control surges dramatically under the ACA

Tweet A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows a surge in the proportion of privately insured women who did not pay co-pays or any additional charges for their birth control. Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle. “Where my (STEM) ladies at?” Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back. Five things you may not know about child marriage. Tweet
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Breaking: Supreme Court will decide if companies can deny their workers contraception coverage because #WWJD?

TweetThe Supreme Court announced it will rule on two cases asking that companies be allowed to deny workers insurance coverage for contraception if it violates the corporation owners’ beliefs. Let’s hope the court prioritizes not violating reproductive rights. Tweet
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