The quality of maternity care in our country needs improvement. While transforming the maternity care system will take time, there is progress to report.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases brought by for-profit corporations challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit, which requires that health plans include coverage for contraception – a basic health service that 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives.
The ACA has already begun improving the lives of women and families across the country, but we still have work to do.
Access to contraception long seemed settled and remote from the culture wars.
For decades, cost has been a major barrier that prevented tens of millions of Americans from accessing health insurance.
Por décadas, el costo ha sido el mayor obstáculo que ha impedido que millones de personas en los Estados Unidos obtengan acceso al seguro médico.
We’ve long been aware of the disparities in access to paid sick days in this country. This week, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new analysis that provides a clear and up-to-date picture of just how stark the differences are — across ethnicity, occupation, wages and hours worked. The findings confirm that a national paid sick days standard is badly needed.