Federal agency can expand access to birth control under Medicaid if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2022
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In her first year as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Chiquita Brooks-Lasure has overseen the expansion of government health coverage to a record number of Americans under Medicare, Medicaid and private Affordable Care Act exchange plans.

Now, she wants to keep them insured.

“We cover over 150 million people as a result of all of the hard work of the agency really enrolling people in coverage. So, we are a huge payer, and we help dictate coverage in this country ... and have a powerful opportunity to...

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