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Feb 07 2023
One day, Alexandria Robertson’s carefully crafted life suddenly started falling apart.
She returned from vacation in January 2020 to learn she’d been laid off from her corporate job in the Austin area. Her car was totaled in an accident. At the same time, she found out she was pregnant with her first child.
“I was pregnant. I had no job. I had no car. And I had no healthThe Texas Tribune
Nov 04 2022
On Tuesday, as millions of Americans cast their ballots in the 2022 midterms, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in what could be one of the most consequential health care cases in its history. The defendants in Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County v. Talevski are asking the justices to fundamentally rework the Medicaid program, which provides health care to over 76 millionVox
Nov 03 2022
Former Vice President Mike Pence took the stage Tuesday in Georgia to reinforce the main thrusts of Gov. Brian Kemp’s case for reelection against Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, arguing that Kemp has been good for Georgia’s economy and Abrams is soft on crime.
“No one in Georgia’s history has done more to create jobs, cut taxes, restore sanity to your schools, put criminals behindNewsNation
Jun 15 2022
Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is second only to unintentional injury among those aged 10 through 34.
Increased reports of anxiety, depression and mental health disorders fuel concern this epidemic will grow in coming years, exacerbated by widespread shortages of mental health care providers.
Although this shortage was notThe Hill
Mar 30 2023
Republicans in staunchly conservative states are championing some atypical legislation this session — promoting sex education, government welfare and more birth control.
The proposals are part of what some governors and lawmakers have referred to as a “new pro-life agenda” for the post-Roe era — one that is increasingly breaking with their party’s socially conservative approach toPolitico
Mar 24 2023
A bill that would end dental, vision and hearing benefits for Medicaid recipients was vetoed by Gov. Andy Beshear Friday - keeping the additional benefits intact for now. Senate Bill 65 declared the benefits, which were established through an expansion approved by Beshear last year, were deficient under the state's emergency administrative regulations. The bill passed through the House 70-19,The Courier-Journal
Mar 23 2023
The North Carolina state House of Representatives on Thursday morning overwhelmingly approved an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program that would make health insurance available to roughly 600,000 additional low-income residents. The 87-to-24 vote by the Republican-majority chamber comes a week after the state Senate, also under GOP control, voted for the bill by an even wider margin. NowHuffPost
Oct 04 2022
Despite a strong push from President Biden's administration, few states are taking up the federal government's offer to help pay for abortions via Medicaid.
Biden signed an executive order on August 3, aiming to provide for taxpayer-funded abortions.
However, few state Medicaid agencies are actually applying for federal assistance, according to a recent Politico report.Fox News (Online News)
Jan 29 2024
Pa. Supreme Court rules state Constitution provides fundamental right to reproductive autonomy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision Monday in a challenge to the state ban on publicly funded abortions, finding that “the right to reproductive autonomy, like other privacy rights, is fundamental.” The ruling overturns a 1985 decision that upheld the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act’s ban on Medicaid-funded abortions except in cases of rape or incest. The case was the subject ofPennsylvania Capital-Star
Jan 29 2024
Abortion-rights advocates on Monday applauded a Pennsylvania Supreme Court reproductive rights decision as a step in removing barriers to abortion access in the state, while opponents held fast to their position that many taxpayers oppose any public funding for abortions. The 3-2 decision, on a case involving Medicaid funding for abortion, was the first in Pennsylvania since Roe v. Wade wasThe Patriot-News