On September 28, 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved mifepristone (RU486), the first dedicated medical abortion pill regimen. Many advocates on both sides of the abortion debate predicted that arrival of this new option would transform the abortion landscape – for women, for doctors, and for politicians. So,…
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In this brief, the Kaiser Family Foundation outlines 10 ways women could be affected if the ACA is repealed or its provisions are otherwise eliminated or modified, including through changes proposed in the House Republican replacement bill, the American Health Care Act. In particular, the brief analyzes how changes might affect Medicaid and its expansion population, financial assistance in the individual insurance market, coverage for essential health benefits and preventive services such as contraception, abortion, and maternity care, as well as insurance reforms such as gender rating.
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- Visualizing Health Policy: Intersection of State Abortion Policy and Clinical Practice
- Medicaid Coverage of Family Planning Benefits: Results from a State Survey
- The Hyde Amendment and Coverage for Abortion Services
- Private Insurance Coverage of Contraception
- How Does Where You Work Affect Your Contraceptive Coverage?
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This issue update reviews abortion since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized it in 1973. Every state has laws regulating some aspect of the provision of abortion, and many have passed restrictions that are now in effect, such as parental consent or notification requirements; mandated counseling…
In this post, we answer some of the key questions about the new contraceptive coverage policy generally, and more specifically, how it will be applied to religious organizations.
The August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that even though 32 million uninsured Americans will gain health insurance under the ACA, only about half of non-elderly Americans currently without coverage say they are familiar with the chief components in the law designed to achieve this goal. Fifty-two percent of the uninsured…
This fact sheet reviews current national and state policies around Emergency Contraception, including methods, patient awareness, access and availability, and insurance coverage. Among methods discussed are ulipristal acetate (including ella), copper IUDs (including Copper-T IUDs), and progestin-based pills (including Plan B, Next Choice,Levonorgestrel and Fallback Solo).
Download PDF Women consistently cite health care as one of the top issues they want the Presidential candidates to address, reflecting their experiences with the health care system as patients, mothers, and caregivers for frail and disabled family members. Women’s priorities for health care reform cut across many critical topics,…
Preventing Unintended Pregnancies: The Cost-Effectiveness of Three Methods of Emergency Contraception
Preventing Unintended Pregnancies: The Cost-Effectiveness of Three Methods of Emergency Contraception Report: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: The Cost-Effectiveness of Three Methods of Emergency Contraception
A random-sample national survey of 400 teens, ages 15 to 17 years old about their awareness of and attitudes toward sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – focusing primarily on STDs other than HIV/AIDS. The survey was conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Kaiser Family Foundation, MTV: Music…
This fact sheet reviews contraceptive use and methods in the U.S., including current attitudes about contraception, use by adolescents and young adults, various contraception options, and insurance coverage. Fact Sheet (.pdf)
This report summarizes the key findings from the largest ever national survey of South African teenagers on their attitudes towards issues such as sex, gender, and substance abuse, as well as their aspirations for the future. This nationally representative random sample of 2,000 South Africans aged 12-17 years shows that…