Posts tagged "affordable care act"

Wheaton College Is Cutting Insurance For All Students So That They Can’t Access Birth Control

Wheaton College, a Christian college in the southwest ‘burbs of my fair Chicago, has decided to stop providing health insurance to its students full-stop because the Affordable Care Act requires them to cover birth control.
Well, OK, that’s not exactly true. First, the college will help students who have particularly high financial need to cover…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 31, 2015

Anti-Choice Male Lawmakers Hope To Remove Maternity Coverage From Obamacare

Now that the GOP has control of both the House and the Senate, they are more determined than ever to rid the country of the Affordable Health Care Act. In order to do this, however, they have to submit their own plan for health care–which, so far, is not looking too good. Especially for poor…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 5, 2015

Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled today [PDF] that employers with religious objections to birth control are not required to cover contraception in health insurance plans for women under the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores owned by evangelical Christians who oppose birth control. The Obama administratio…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Coverage

Today the Supreme Court heard challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to cover preventative care, which was filed by Christian owners of secular businesses who object to covering certain forms of birth control for their employees. Hobby Lobby claims their religious freedom is being violated and they should be exempt, like explicitly religious employers. There’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2014

Supreme Court To Take Up Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

The case filed by Hobby Lobby, a craft store owned by Christians who don’t believe in birth control and refuses to cover it under the Affordable Care Act, is headed to the Supreme Court. In March 2014, the highest court in the land will take up the question of whether a company can refuse…

Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

Got Insurance, Bro?

Whooooa: 47 million non-elderly adults in America are uninsured and a good many of those young adults are bros. But don’t worry, bros! You need not dip into the beer fund to pay for that broken nose. It was so crazy the way you rode your ATV into a tree, bro! Obamacare can help you…

Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2013

Finally: Senate Deal Announced

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, they announced in Senate floor speeches today. “This is far less than many of us had hoped for frankly,” McConnell said. “But it’s far better than what some had sought.” The deal does not include…

Newser / October 16, 2013

Congressional Republicans Willing To Let Government Shutdown Over Birth Control In Obamacare

What’s more important: letting your boss refuse to cover your birth control pills in your health care plan or the jobs of 800,000 federal workers? You guessed right — it’s your boss’s input on your family planning decisions! Oh, Lord, I just can’t anymore with Republicans. [CNN, Washington Post]
India is looking to…

Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013