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The Obama administration may have backed down after a decade of fighting over emergency contraception, but don’t expect to see Plan B, or any other morning-after birth control product, out from behind the counter anytime soon.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s top health official on Friday took the debate over whether healthcare coverage should include contraceptives to the campus of a Catholic university that has been deeply divided over the administration’s policy.

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Issue is about freedom, not contraception
We have had reams of paper and gallons of ink spilled over this matter, all concerned with the pros and cons of the public's stance over contraception. Most of it has been condemnation of Republicans as being "anti-birth control," which in the long run …
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It's Never Too Soon: Make Your Final Wishes Known
My mother, whose health declined while she shuttled in and out of the hospital, collapsed at home from a pulmonary embolus — a blockage of an artery in her lungs. Although she had prepared an "advanced care directive" that detailed her wish that she …
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Response to “Government Rape” : Preliminary procedures
This basic standard of care is rarely questioned, even if it is sometimes uncomfortable or unwanted. It comes down to this: If you consent to the actual procedure or surgery, you consent to all the preliminary care that goes along with it.
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Poll: Democrats Hold Edge on Contraception Debate, Medicare
Five years ago Japanese women's rights advocates won a major battle to legalize oral contraceptives. Now they are waging an even tougher fight: getting women to use them. () By Margot Sanger-Katz Though the public remains skeptical of the health care …
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Contraception controversy? Not with national health care
Because it seems to me that if you're using your religion to deny other people health care they want, you're against freedom, not for it. Any church is welcome to speak out against birth control. They are empowered to speak directly to the conscience …
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After Many Tough Choices, the Choice to Quit
WASHINGTON — The looming Senate vote on a Republican plan to give employers the right to withdraw health care coverage based on religious and moral convictions put Senator Olympia J. Snowe in a tough but familiar position: weighing her own views as a …
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Catholic Church Vows to Fight Contraception Coverage
Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Related Stories Contraception Could Be Free Under Health Care Law Obama Administration Orders Insurers to Pay for Women's Health Screenings, Contraception The Catholic Church is vowing to fight back against …
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GE Capital Finishes 2011 as Leading Middle-Market Healthcare Lender
BETHESDA, Md., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services today announced it ended 2011 as one of the most active capital providers to the US healthcare market, financing more than $ 7 billion to customers in over 200 …
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Five Star Quality Care, Inc. to Present at the UBS Global Healthcare Services
Five Star Quality Care, Inc. is a senior living and healthcare services company which owns, leases and manages senior living communities, including primarily private pay independent and assisted living communities located throughout the US Five Star …
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A recent survey conducted this summer reveals an overwhelming majority – almost 75 percent – of Americans believe insurers should be required to fully cover the birth control pill and other forms of prescription contraception as they will be required to do for other preventive health care services under the new health care reform law.

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Blogs Comment On New Emergency Contraception, GOP ‘Pledge,’ Other Topics
The following summarizes selected women’s health-related blog entries. ~ “The Real Harm of Our Abortion Compromise,” Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon’s “Broadsheet”: During the health care reform debate in March, “the wisdom in many liberal circles was that we needed to pass health care and then repeal the Hyde Amendment,” which prohibits the use of federal Medicaid funds for most abortion services …

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Today’s Opinions: Coloradans’ insurance concerns, contraception and New York’s Medicaid burden
For years, Coloradans have lived with uncertainty about their health insurance: lifetime caps, recisions, coverage for life-saving screenings. New provisions that begin Thursday, the six-month anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, address some of the biggest concerns consumers had about the failing health system (Dede de Percin, 9/22).

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Two aspects of recent health reform legislation may help expand access to affordable contraception and family planning services. The first of these is a.

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Contraception Should Be Covered As Preventive Care, Opinion Piece States
A “little-noticed” provision in the federal health reform law (PL 111-148) “could greatly expand access to contraception by requiring insurance companies to cover it without any out-of-pocket costs,” which could “result in fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions,” Guttmacher Institute Senior Public Policy Associate Adam Sonfield writes in a CNN opinion piece. The amendment, authored by Sen …

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