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Religious attack on no co-pay birth control coverage defeated

TweetThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that it will not allow an expanded religious exemption to the requirement for no co-pay birth control coverage that HHS ruled on in August. The administration’s exemption for insurance plans provided by houses of worship will remain in place. Conservative religious groups, including the influential [...]
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Tell President Obama not to cave to the Catholic Bishops on birth control coverage

TweetI’ve written ranted before about the US. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ campaign against no-cost birth control coverage. According to Jodi Jacobson, the Obama administration might actually give in to their demands. Last week, Archbishop Dolan meet privately with President Obama and came away feeling pretty darn good about it. Jodi reminds us just how absurd [...]
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Breaking: Supreme Court to hear challenge to health care law

TweetThe Supreme Court has announced it will hear a challenge to the health care reform law passed on 2010. Challenges to the law’s constitutionality appeared immediately after the bill was signed. The Obama administration apparently urged the court to take up this case in an attempt to settle the constitutionality question. Oral arguments could be [...]
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Breaking: IOM recommends free birth control under health care reform law

TweetSince the health care reform bill passed, we’ve been waiting to see what services the law would require health insurance companies cover as “preventive care.” Anything considered preventive care would have to covered without any extra cost or co-pays to the individual. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was asked to make a recommendation to the [...]
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Why HHS collecting LGBT health data is a big fucking deal

TweetThe Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement yesterday that they plan to begin including sexual orientation and gender identity in health data collection probably doesn’t sound that exciting unless you’re a total data nerd. But it’s actually a really big fucking deal. The Affordable Care Act (health care reform) gave HHS Secretary Kathleen [...]
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