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Maternity Coverage

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STUDY: Increasing Breastfeeding Could Save More Than 800,000 Lives Annually

A new analysis estimates that approximately 800,000 childhood deaths and 20,000 breast cancer deaths could be averted if nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children. That decrease in children’s deaths is equivalent to 13 percent of all deaths in children younger than 2 years of age, the study authors reported in a … Continue reading

United Nations Report: U.S. Is ‘Losing Out’ By Failing To Guarantee Paid Maternity Leave

  Most countries have adopted maternity protection provisions since 1919, when the ILO adopted the first Maternity Protection Convention, yet at least 830 million women workers still don’t have adequate protection, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report. The United States is one of just three countries not to guarantee any paid … Continue reading

Infographic: How The Affordable Care Act Is Helping Women

  The benefits of the Affordable Care Act are already helping millions of Americans gain access to affordable, high-quality health care. Even for those who didn’t purchase new insurance under the ACA, many of the provisions in the health care law still apply. For example, new consumer protections prevent your insurance company from denying you … Continue reading

Washington House Passes Reproductive Parity Act Requiring Insurers Who Cover Maternity Care To Cover Abortions

Washington House Passes Reproductive Parity Act Requiring Insurers Who Cover Maternity Care To Cover Abortions Reproductive Health Reality Check — For the third year in a row, the Washington House of Representatives has passed the Reproductive Parity Act (RPA), which would require all health insurance plans in the state that cover maternity care to also cover … Continue reading

After Getting Fact-Checked By MSNBC Reporter, GOP Senator Admits His Obamacare Alternative Would Burden The Elderly And Other Vulnerable Americans

After Getting Fact-Checked By MSNBC Reporter, GOP Senator Admits His Obamacare Alternative Would Burden The Elderly And Other Vulnerable Americans Think Progress — At the beginning of this week, three GOP senators unveiled their alternative to Obamacare— a set of conservative policies that would essentially dismantle the health law’s core consumer protections, and give insurers an opening to deny … Continue reading

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