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Jessica Arons Archives

Women and Obamacare

book_alt2 icon Report Jessica Arons demonstrates how important Obamacare is for women in our nation today and into the future.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Health Insurance Compensation Gap

article icon Issue Brief Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal explain the gender gap in health care coverage and how the Affordable Care Act will lessen that divide.

By Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 16, 2012

Contraception Is an Economic Issue

Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons explain why family planning is integral to women’s economic security.

By Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons | Monday, April 2, 2012

Interactive Quiz: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits Women

cursor icon Interactive Lindsay Rosenthal and Jessica Arons test your knowledge about what health reform is doing to help women and their families get the health care they need.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Jessica Arons | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This International Women’s Day, Let’s Protect Women’s Progress at Home

Jessica Arons gives a clear picture of what our country would look like without women’s reproductive rights.

By Jessica Arons | Thursday, March 8, 2012

Women of Color Benefit from Contraceptive Coverage in Employer Plans

On Friday, February 10 the Obama administration released its final regulation implementing the preventive care provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Heeding the nonpartisan recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, the regulation will require all group and employer health plans, with the exception of some religious entities, to provide no-cost coverage of […]

By Jessica Arons and Lucy Panza | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reproductive Rights on the Brink as Roe Turns 39

Bait-and-switch tactics by conservative politicians threaten to further undermine the protections of the Supreme Court’s seminal abortion rights case, writes Jessica Arons.

By Jessica Arons | Friday, January 20, 2012

Obama Administration to Keep Emergency Contraception Off Store Shelves

Jessica Arons explains why the Obama administration’s decision to deny over-the-counter access to emergency contraception is misguided.

By Jessica Arons | Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mississippians Rightfully Reject Personhood Amendment

Jessica Arons applauds the wisdom of the majority of Mississippians, but notes that much remains for them to do about children in crisis across the state.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mississippi Fast Facts

Much remains for Mississippi to do about children in crisis across the state, says Jessica Arons.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Tale of Two Countries: The Hyde Amendment Turns 35

The amendment banning Medicaid coverage of abortion turns 35 as more women enter poverty and unintended pregnancies among poor women grow, writes Jessica Arons.

By Jessica Arons | Friday, September 30, 2011

Una historia de dos países: la Enmienda Hyde cumple 35 años

La enmienda que prohíbe la cobertura del aborto por el Medicaid cumple 35 años a medida que más mujeres entran en la pobreza y los embarazos no deseados entre las mujeres pobres van en aumento, escribe Jessica Arons.

By Jessica Arons | Friday, September 30, 2011

HHS: Contraception Is Prevention

Jessica Arons and Alex Walden outline the benefits of the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent announcement that insurance plans must cover contraception.

By Jessica Arons and Alex Walden | Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Time to Stand Up for Abortion Funding

Pro-choice politicians need to push back against attacks on abortion funding, argues Jessica Arons in The Hill.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Protecting Reproductive Rights in the Budget

play_alt icon Video Jessica Arons analyzes last week's budget deal with an eye on how it will affect women's access to reproductive health services.

By Jessica Arons | Tuesday, April 12, 2011