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Trump administration weakens Obamacare birth control coverage mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-provided health insurance plans are required to cover birth control as a preventive service. Now, the US Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule providing exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate to entities that object to such coverage based on religious beliefs. The second final rule… Read More »

How redefining gender under Trump could affect transgender people's health

For Kellie Hooker, there’s a new sense of urgency to have a surgery that will make him feel more comfortable in his body. The accelerated timeline to transition came after Hooker heard reports that the Trump administration is mulling a narrower definition of gender under the law based on the genitals a person is born… Read More »

Democrats, bruised by Obamacare fight, skeptical of Trump siding with them on drug prices

Democrats reacted with skepticism this week when President Trump decided to embrace a policy they favor and install price controls on certain Medicare drugs, a reaction that reflects the lingering resentment from 2017’s bruising fight over Obamacare repeal. Trump broke with traditional Republican policy when he announced a proposal Thursday to tie reimbursement for certain… Read More »