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Federal judge rules women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

(1 day ago)

A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. Read more

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New Proposed Rule On Grandfathered Plans; Court Strikes Abortion Double Billing Rule

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On July 10, 2020, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Service (HHS), and Treasury (the tri-agencies) issued a new proposed rule to adjust current requirements that group plans must follow to maintain their status as a grandfathered plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more

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COVID-19 sparked a rising interest in home births, but not all can afford them

(Jul 12, 2020)

Most home-birth midwives in Philadelphia offer services priced in the range of $5,500 to $7,000, which covers prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care. While far less expensive than hospital births — hospitals can charge as much as $30,000 — many potential clients still can’t afford the midwife charges. Read more

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Death of Sha-Asia Washington, Pregnant 26-Year-Old Black Woman, Highlights Devastating Trend

(Jul 09, 2020)

The maternal mortality rate has been on the rise since the 1990s — especially among women of color . Read more

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When the Boss Is Bad for the Baby

(Jul 09, 2020)

Study finds that pregnant women who are stressed by workplace discrimination are more likely to have premature, low-birthweight offspring. Read more