The Trump hires at HHS could signal the administration is moving to stack the deck with religious imposition supporters.
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LGBTQ people and those with low incomes, especially women of color, rely on Obamacare's birth control benefit and other preventive services, but advocates say the Trump administration is targeting their ability to access health care, even if Republicans can't repeal the law entirely.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he'll examine all 1,442 citations giving him discretion in regulating Obamacare for ways to dismantle the health-care reform law.
Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger help prove in Reproductive Justice: An Introduction that while choice is important, it is but a bullet point on a larger list of human rights issues.
“Our patients who rely on Title X family planning funding—including people of color, people with low incomes, and those who live in rural areas—already face systemic barriers to getting health care," said Dr. Willie Parker, board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health.
Perez's support for reproductive rights comes as some in the Democratic Party, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), have seemed willing to accept anti-choice candidates into the Democratic fold.