President Trump said the midterm elections are critical to anti-choice federal lawmakers hoping to ram through their agenda in the U.S. Congress.
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Democratic-held state legislatures have moved to preserve Obamacare provisions. Last year, at least ten states advanced bills mirroring and, in some cases, expanding the ACA birth control benefit.
“In terms of reproductive health coverage, I think the sale of Fidelis to Centene is a win for the women of New York,” Lois Uttley, who has researched Fidelis for at least a decade, told Rewire.News.
Critics of the program dispute Attorney General Ken Paxton’s claim that the success of the program is “not dependent on Planned Parenthood’s participation."
Cutting Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program harms the 7,000 Medicaid patients who visit Planned Parenthood health centers every year in Missouri, leaving them with few options to access preventive health care.
As support for the Disability Integration Act grows across party lines, activists are hopeful about its future.