Health Care

Marsha Blackburn’s Deadly Relationship with Opioid Distributors

In 2016, at least 1,631 Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses, more people than died from car accidents or gunshots in the state. Because many of Tennessee’s counties are unable to keep up with the costs of the increasing number of autopsies, many deaths go without investigation, and the real number of opioid related casualties is… [Continue Reading]

New Trump Birth Control Rules Are Misogynistic Attack on Women

The Trump administration announced today two new interim rules that would exempt, for religious beliefs and moral convictions, all employers and insurance companies—whether profit making or non-profit making—from the mandate in the Affordable Care Act to cover contraception without co-pays or deductibles. Under this rule, the Trump administration will allow all employers to deny birth… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Governor Rauner Pledges to Authorize Medicaid Funding of Abortion

Governor Rauner announced today that he will sign into law House Bill 40, which authorizes abortion funding under the state Medicaid program, as well as under the state insurance programs for state employees, and eliminates the Illinois “trigger” law that would have banned abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court were ever to reverse Roe v…. [Continue Reading]

State Event Calendar to Stop Trumpcare

ARIZONA   Cassidy-Graham ACA Replacement Is A Bad Deal Time: Tuesday, September 26 9-10 AM MST Location: 407 W Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA Host: Indivisible Southern Arizona Facebook Event Page   ARKANSAS   Time: Wednesday, September 20, 11 AM- 1 PM CDT Location: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 12415 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas… [Continue Reading]

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Skyrockets While State Government Fails to Help

A disturbing statistic has become a major talking point in Texas political campaigns this election cycle. From state house races to the fight for Ted Cruz’s senate seat, candidates are making maternal mortality a component of every healthcare discussion, and it’s a conversation that’s seriously needed. Between 2010 and 2012, Texas’s maternal mortality rate nearly… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Thanks the Senators and Activists Who Helped Defeat Senate Trumpcare Bill

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017 the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 against the skinny repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the latest version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, on the temporary defeat of Trumpcare in the U.S. Senate:   “This is an… [Continue Reading]

What’s the Deal with this ‘Skinny Repeal’?

As of Thursday morning the Trumpcare debate playing out on the Senate floor is moving full steam ahead, with Republican plans changing by the hour. So far they have held a vote on both a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s version of Trumpcare, officially known as the Better Care Reconciliation… [Continue Reading]

This Week in Trumpcare: What Happens Next?

  On Tuesday, the Senate voted 50-50 on a motion to proceed to a debate on Trumpcare, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to come in and make the tie-breaking vote in favor of moving the bill forward. This means the rest of the week will be filled with debates on the floor, procedural votes, and… [Continue Reading]

Trumpcare 3.0 is STILL Inhumane and Deadly

A statement from Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority: “The more things change, the more they stay the same. Trumpcare 3.0 is STILL inhumane and deadly. The revised Senate Trumpcare plan—the Better Care Reconciliation Act—would still decimate Medicaid, using caps and cuts to end the program as we know it. This bill would rob… [Continue Reading]

The Super Wealthy GOP Donors Pushing the Dangerous Healthcare Plan

Billionaires are controlling the fate of our healthcare. This may not come as a surprise, knowing the entrenched history between large GOP donors and the party agenda, but this has gone too far. The politicians getting their pockets filled by billionaires are more concerned with what their donors—and potential future sponsors of political opponents—want than… [Continue Reading]