// 4/16/17 //
President Trump signed into law a bill, aimed at Planned Parenthood in particular, that allows states to deny funding to Title X clinics (NYT).
- The new law threatens to deny access to quality, affordable health care for millions, argues Christine Grimaldi (Rewire).
- ICYMI: Leah Litman analyzed possible legal challenges to the bill last week for Take Care.
- A congressional bill, H.J. Res 43, that has now passed both chambers of Congress will hurt access to public health, argues the ACLU.
Health and Human Services may effectively eliminate contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act through redefining what constitutes women’s preventative services, argues Christine Grimaldi (Rewire).
President Trump’s appointment of Roger Severino to head the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights sparks outrage (Rewire)
- Twelve U.S. Senators asked Secretary Tom Price how Severino is qualified to lead the Office of Civil Rights given his history of discriminatory statements (Washington Blade).