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Women Tell GOP ‘We Will Not Be Denied’ Health Care [Video]

Women Tell GOP ‘We Will Not Be Denied’ Health Care [Video]

Politico reports that Republicans are busily hatching a plan to try and gut the Affordable Care Act should the Supreme Court ultimately uphold its constitutionality. Given that the GOP has made it clear it has no interest in providing policy solutions that serve women and their health care needs, it’s a good time to remember just how much women gained with passage of the ACA.

Right now the law allows millions of women to get preventative services like mammograms and colonoscopies without a co-pay, and it also prevents insurance companies from dropping anyone’s coverage simply because they are sick. When other provisions of the law kick in later this year millions more women will have access to well-woman exams and birth control without a co-pay. All health plans will have to include maternity care. Once the law is fully implemented, insurance companies won’t be able to charge women higher premiums than men.

With all these benefits on the line, it’s no wonder women are speaking up to let Congress know we will not be denied access to critical health care services.

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10:00AM PDT on May 21, 2012

Forget women and children first, if these Republicans were on a sinking ship we all know who would grab the lifeboats first!

6:54AM PDT on May 20, 2012

so the same party that opposes abortion and contraception and is "Pro-Life" refuses to provide medical care including maternity care. Interesting.

11:38PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Good get mad and fight!

10:53PM PDT on May 18, 2012

WOMEN - do not vote Republican!!!

5:05PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Thanks

5:05PM PDT on May 18, 2012

We have all gained from the passage of the ACA. If a white Republican male had engineered its passage, there would be no outcry from the GOP.

4:25PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:06PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Facts to Steve R is like sunlight to a vampire.

12:37PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Steve R.
You are a gem. As usual, when asked for the facts to back your statements, you disappear.
Elementary school was pretty tough for you, heh?

12:01PM PDT on May 18, 2012

ANY WOMAN IN HER RIGHT MIND THAT WOULD VOTE GOP/TEAPARTY, REALLY NEEDS HELP, A CHECK-UP FROM THE NECK-UP SHOULD BE HER NEXT STEP, SHE IS EITHER BRAIN WASHED, MENTAL PROBLEMS, HATES PEOPLE SHE "THINKS" IS BENEATH HER,"WHICH LOWERS HER". SHE IS VOTING AGAINST "HERSELF" I HAVE TRIED AND TRIED TO GET THROUGH TO PEOPLE "STEP BACK" "COMPARE" GOP YOU HAVE VOTED FOR FROM ABE LINCOLN BEFORE AND AFTER HIM!!!!!,EVEN NIXON,RONALD REAGAN UP TO THE "SON" BUSH THE FATHER BUSH WAS BETTER , MORE THAN HIM SO. FOR AMERICIAS SAKE.........COMPARE!!!!!!!!, MITT ROMNEY, AND THE OTHER REPUBLICIANS ARE NOT NOT NOT CUT FROM THE "SAME" CLOTHE!!!!!!. THIS IS A WHOLE NEW AND DANGEROUS PARTY!!!!!!!!. HAS ANYONE LOOKED INTO AYN RAND, SHE MAY BE AT LEAST A PART THAT HAS RUINED GOP, AND TEAPARTY GONE WILD HAS NOT "HELPED!!!!!!!. I WILL NOT VOTE FOAR A PARTY THAT A "CRAZY" CONTROLS FROM HER "GRAVE", THIS PARTY IS COLD,HEARTLESS, AND ONLY FOR THEMSELVES!!!!!!. DIANA

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