Tag Archives: Medicaid

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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Five better ways to use the billion dollars the government has spent on marriage promotion

TweetBecause there’s obviously nothing else we could be doing with the money, the federal government has spent nearly one billion dollars since 2001 on marriage promotion: Tweet
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Quick hit: Anti-choicers split on Medicaid expansion

Tweet Anti-choice organizations seem to be split on their support of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which expands access to health care for the poorest Americans. Putting aside that abortion care actually is health care (despite the highly unjust restriction on federal funding of abortion care), it seems that the more extreme anti-choice [...]
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Guttmacher Institute: Many people find it difficult to pay for an abortion procedure, are unable to use insurance

TweetThe Guttmacher Institute has published a new study on payment for abortion care among U.S. women showing that as much as *half* of all abortion patients rely on assistance to cover the costs. Among the most disturbing and frustrating findings is that many women who are covered by insurance are not able to use the [...]
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Why Paul Ryan is bad news for women (and everyone else)

Tweet As you all know, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential pick on Saturday morning. And as most of you probably know, he’s kind of a terrible person. His infamous budget plan would decimate safety net programs for the poorest Americans, he pretty much believes that climate change is a conspiracy theory, and is a [...]
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