Tag Archives: health insurance

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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Charts of the Day: Being in a union raises a woman’s pay by 12.9 percent

Tweet Hey ladies, you may need a PhD to earn as much as a dude with a BA, but being in a union could be worth a year of college in terms of a wage boost. According to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, unionization has a big impact on women’s economic [...]
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Breaking: Obama administration proposes new contraception mandate policy

TweetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just announced the White House’s new proposal to maintain American women’s access to contraception without co-pays while appeasing employers who object to providing such insurance on religious grounds. The new rules would expand what organizations can qualify for the previously-established religious exemption but, like previous [...]
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