Posts Tagged Obamacare

Watch live: #NotMyBossBusiness Pre-Rally Google Hangout

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is taking up two challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate. Basically, the court will decide whether your birth control is your boss’s business. So it’s a pretty big deal.

Activists are gathering in front of the SCOTUS tomorrow to show their support for birth control coverage. If you can’t make the IRL rally, you can tune in to a digital Google Hangout “rally” right here today at 3 PM ET. I’ll be chatting with experts from NARAL, NOW, the National Women’s Law Center, Sistersong, and Advocates for Youth.

Join us!

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is taking up two challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate. Basically, the court will decide whether your birth control is your boss’s business. So it’s a pretty big deal.

Activists are gathering in front ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: What’s your favorite right-wing argument against birth control coverage?

Does your boss have the right to dictate what kind of medical treatment you get?

That’s the big question the Supreme Court is considering next week, when it takes up two of the lawsuits brought by private companies against Obamacare’s contraception mandate. (Religious institutions, you’ll remember, already have an exemption.) Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are claiming that their religious beliefs should give them the right to withhold insurance coverage for some forms of contraception — as well as doctor’s visits that so much as discuss these options — from their employees. Put another way: “Are secular, for-profit corporations free to violate the rights of their employees by claiming that the law violates their corporate religious conscience?” 

Does your boss have the right to dictate what kind of medical treatment you get?

That’s the big question the Supreme Court is considering next week, when it takes up two of the lawsuits brought by private companies ...

“No duh” study: Free birth control doesn’t lead to “promiscuity”

In case you were concerned that the surge in no copay birth control under Obamacare is turning us into a nation of sluts because “the only thing standing between women and promiscuity is a fear of pregnancy,” a new study from the Contraceptive Choice Project should ease your worries

In case you were concerned that the surge in no copay birth control under Obamacare is turning us into a nation of sluts because “the only thing standing between women and promiscuity is a fear ...

How many more times is the media going to fall for GOP Obamacare lies?

It’s like deja vu all over again! This week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report with new analysis of the impact of Obamacare on the economy. The report, which analyzed the economic outlook from 2014-2024, concluded that Obamacare will cause a reduction in the labor force by the end of 2024. 2.3 million workers will drop out of the labor force either by deciding not to work or reducing their hours. Apparently, retiring early sounds a lot better than pulling double shifts at a thankless job so you can keep your health insurance.

The CBO concluded that: “The estimated reduction stems almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, ...

It’s like deja vu all over again! This week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report with new analysis of the impact of Obamacare on the economy. The report, which analyzed the economic outlook from 2014-2024, ...

Map of the Day: Is abortion insurance coverage banned where you live?

As we covered before, bans on insurance coverage of abortion have become a popular anti-choice tactic in recent years. Twenty-four states have banned Obamacare plans from covering abortion. But an anti-choicer’s work is never done and now states are prohibiting all private insurance plans from covering the procedure.

As we covered before, bans on insurance coverage of abortion have become a popular anti-choice tactic in recent years. Twenty-four states have banned Obamacare plans from covering abortion. But an anti-choicer’s work is ...

Video: How Obamacare is a win for women

Back when the media was in a frenzy over the Obamacare Web site “glitches,” I wrote a post about how they were missing the point. Access to affordable healthcare is life changing and once the Web site got fixed, which it did, people would sign up in droves. Nearly 9 million did.

Women no longer face codified gender discrimination under the old health insurance system. That is life changing. That’s why I was so frustrated back in November when the media was in hysterics over the web site rollout debacle. Did it take me a few tries to sign up for health care? Yes. But it took me longer to upgrade my iPhone and I had the patience ...

Back when the media was in a frenzy over the Obamacare Web site “glitches,” I wrote a post about how they were missing the point. Access to affordable healthcare is life changing and once ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Compiled by Alexandra and Jos

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Don’t sanitize Nelson Mandela.

Six things Mandela believed most people won’t talk about.

Colorlines reminds us that Reagan vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act.

Palestinians remember Mandela.

Ted Cruz thinks his fight against Obamacare is basically the same as Nelson Mandela’s resistance to apartheid. Zerlina covered the backlash at The Grio.

Free CeCe.

Activists demand Mexican-American Studies courses in high schools.

Attorney says trans woman murder victim’s life not worth as much as higher class victims.

Compiled by Alexandra and Jos

We’ve got less than two weeks until the end of our Kickstarter campaign, Feministing #TimesTen. Can you help us reach our stretch goal?

Don’t sanitize Nelson Mandela.

Six things Mandela

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Check out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors.

On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, meet the side of Parks they don’t teach you about: anti-rape organizer and investigator.

Woman is forcibly sedated, forced to undergo a c-section and has her baby taken from her… and it’s perfectly legal.

Check out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors.

On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her ...

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