With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.
Issue Brief The real threat to young-adult health insurance coverage is not the overblown claim of premium rate shock but the rejection of Medicaid expansion by states.
Restrictions on Medicaid coverage of abortion services disproportionately affect poor women and women of color, further exacerbating inequality in this country.
Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.
If state leaders change their minds and agree to implement the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act, many lives could be saved across America.
This month marks the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has led to numerous successes for women’s health but also reminds us that we have a lot left on our agenda.
Under the sequester, Title X could be cut by $15 million, which would significantly impact critical family-planning and reproductive-health services for women nationwide.
Interactive Nearly 4 million women would be eligible to gain coverage through Medicaid in states that have not yet committed to expanding their Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act or that have explicitly rejected the program.
Low-income women and women of color would be hit hardest if sequestration takes effect on Friday.
Opening combat positions to women offers long-overdue recognition of their service and ensures that servicewomen will be able to compete alongside their male counterparts for top military leadership positions.
U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that women can no longer be shielded from enemy fire, but the military still denies them due recognition for their service.
An infographic shows how raising the eligibility age would increase health care costs and cause harm to seniors across the country.
Issue Brief This misguided approach would not only undermine the promise of health care and financial security for millions of low- and middle-income seniors but would also increase systemwide health care spending.
The age restriction to emergency contraception creates barriers not just for teens but also for adult women. These barriers should be removed so that emergency contraception is available over the counter without a prescription to all.
The number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.