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Millions of Americans Could Lose Medicaid Coverage Later This Year When the COVID-19 Emergency Ends. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Biden administration announced recently that the U.S. will no longer be in a COVID-19 emergency as of May 11, which means that an estimated five to 14 million Americans could lose access to health insurance via Medicaid. 

An abortion rights demonstrator tries to block an anti-abortion group at the Women's March, which largely focused on abortion rights, at Freedom Plaza in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Republicans Want to Create a Government-Run, Anti-Abortion Website and Collect Pregnant Women’s Personal Information

Republicans have introduced a bill that would create a federal anti-abortion website that provides misleading information about abortion, directs women to health “centers” that pressure them not to have abortions, and could even collect their personal information to share with anti-abortion groups.

A crowd protesting the overturning of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court holds a rally outside the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
How Pennsylvania Lawmakers Worked to Protect or Block Abortions in the Past Session

With abortion rights being determined at the state level, Democratic lawmakers have introduced bills to protect that right, but their efforts have been blocked by the GOP majorities in Harrisburg.

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Here Are All the Changes to the Affordable Care Act for 2023, and How to Enroll in Pennsylvania

There are a number of changes coming to ACA coverage in 2023. Here’s a breakdown of what enrollees need to know, and how to apply in the Keystone State.

President Joe Biden speaks about abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Signs Executive Order to Defend Abortion Rights

Biden’s executive order attempts to protect and expand access to medication abortion and emergency contraception, provide legal support for people seeking or providing abortions, and protect patient privacy from Republican lawmakers intent on targeting women. 

State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara discusses the PA Fertility Act during a press conference in Harrisburg on April 27, 2022. (Screen shot)
Lawmakers Make Push for PA Fertility Act During National Infertility Week

The PA Fertility Act would require that fertility treatments be covered in health insurance policies.

Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden Appoints Dr. Ala Stanford as Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director

Stanford founded the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in Philadelphia at the outset of the pandemic and has since been named one of USA Today’s Women of the Year.