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Department of Health and Human Services Proposes Ban on Trans Health-Care Discrimination

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

A new proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services would, if adopted, amend the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare) by adding a provision against medical discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The ACA alreadyShow More Summary

Court upholds contraceptive mandate against Indiana non-profits

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A group of religiously-affiliated non-profit organizations in Indiana must comply with Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing their employees to get insurance coverage for contraception, despite their religious objections. A divided panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday...

Price to jump for most popular health plan on Maryland insurance exchange

23 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The price of the most popular health plans sold through Maryland’s insurance exchange will jump, on average, by about one quarter next year, fueling questions about whether health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will remain affordable in the state and elsewhere. Show More Summary

HHS takes next step in advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act

Proposed rule implements new protections against sex discrimination; enhances language assistance; protects individuals with disabilities; and extends to insurers participating in Health Insurance Marketplaces. Today, the DepartmentShow More Summary

Health Care Rules Proposed to Shield Transgender Patients From Bias

The Obama administration moved to clarify a provision related to federal funds provided under the Affordable Care Act.

History of philanthropy case study: the impact of philanthropy on the passage of the Affordable Care Act

Benjamin Soskis, who has been working for us on our history of philanthropy project, has completed a case study of philanthropy’s impact on the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case study focuses first on the Atlantic … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Proposal Bans Trans Health-Care Discrimination

The Affordable Care Act already contains a provision against medical discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. According to new regulations proposed today, that umbrella will also include gender identity.The proposed regulations, which have been in the works for two years, outline the types... More »

What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act's Trans Protections

Trans Latina health advocate Joanna Maria Cifredo dissects the work that must be done to combat transgender health disparities. read more

HHS Proposes Critical Regulation to Protect Transgender People From Discrimination in Healthcare

The proposed regulation is based on protections offered under the Affordable Care Act, and explicitly includes gender identity and sex stereotyping under sex-based discrimination protections

Why The "Cadillac Tax" Will Drive Health Care Costs Higher For The Middle Class

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite its laudable policy goals, contains a provision that could negatively impact the health of millions of middle class individuals, and that is the so called, “Cadillac” tax.

U.S. moves to protect women, transgender people in health care

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The government moved Thursday to strengthen protections against discrimination for women, transgender people, the disabled and others who receive their health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act or participate in any health program provided by the Health and Human Services Department.Read full article >>

Pennsylvania Bill Would Cut Tax Funding for Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies

In Pennsylvania, a lawmaker wants to cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Herald Mail Media reports that State Rep. Paul Schemel said the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows all women to get services at general doctor’s offices. Schemel explained that he was partly influenced to craft the legislation by the videos showing […]

This could be the new big idea about childcare from Democrats

This election cycle, Democratic contenders are spotlighting the need for affordable child care in the United States, an issue they warn is increasingly urgent as families grapple with burdensome costs. The average annual price of daycare...Show More Summary

The Unique Movement Bringing Together Parents And Workers To Fix The Broken Child Care System

A new campaign is pushing lawmakers to make child care affordable for parents while also ensuring the caregivers get a living wage. The post The Unique Movement Bringing Together Parents And Workers To Fix The Broken Child Care System appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fewer Americans skipping medical care for cost reasons

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

During the first three months of the year, just 1 in 20 Americans said they did not get medical care they needed last year because they could not afford it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read full article >>

On birth control, a U.S. judge issues the weirdest anti-Obamacare ruling yet

It was clear from the inception that the Supreme Court's 2014 Hobby Lobby ruling wouldn't end efforts to undermine the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her dissent to the decision allowing non-religious businesses to opt out of the mandate by asserting...

Federal Court: Employers Can Raise Moral Objections to Contraception

The decision from a Bush-appointed federal court judge greatly expands the basis for employers to object to complying with the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Court: Employers Can Raise Moral Objections to Contraception appeared first on RH Reality Check.

TIGTA: IRS Could Not Verify 40% Of $15 Billion Of Affordable Care Act Tax Credits Due To Lack Of Data From Health Insurance Exchanges

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Affordable Care Act: Interim Results of the Internal Revenue Service Verification of Premium Tax Credit Claims (2015-43-057): The Affordable Care Act created the refundable Premium Tax Credit (PTC) to assist eligible taxpayers with paying their health insurance premiums. Individuals may elect...

The Affordable Care Act had no effect on most CFOs' hiring decisions

Government regulations are creating more work for the financial leaders of most American companies. These days, CFOs must conduct an increasing amount of data analysis while also playing the role of government stewards. When the Affordable...Show More Summary

What the Latest Court Ruling on Obamacare Means for Your Business

Companies that object to certain forms of health care for moral reasons are exempt from Affordable Care Act requirements. Expect more legal challenges to come.

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