new & noteworthy
  • Abortion at SCOTUS: A Review of Potential Cases this Term and Possible Rulings

    Two abortion cases have pending requests for Supreme Court review this term. If a Court with a solid conservative majority chooses to take these cases, abortion laws and who can legally challenge them could be affected in major ways.

  • A Reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court: Implications for Health Policy

    A reconfigured Supreme Court with a 6:3 conservative majority would have implications for a host of cases involving health policy issues, including the Affordable Care Act, abortion rights, Title X family planning funding, Medicaid work requirements, Medicaid enrollees’ free choice of provider and more. We look at cases on the docket for the coming term and those the Court may consider in the future.

title x
  • Key Elements of the Biden Administration’s Proposed Title X Regulation

    This brief explains key elements of the Biden Administration’s proposed regulations for the Title X federal family planning program that would replace the Trump Administration’s rules, which prohibited abortion referrals and co-located abortion services.

  • Potential Scenarios for Issuing New Title X Regulations

    This issue brief examines two possible scenarios and timelines for issuing new Title X regulations and distributing program funding to those grantees and sites that may seek to return to the Title X network if the abortion referral restrictions are lifted.

  • Current Status of the Title X Network and the Path Forward

    This issue brief presented in a narrative story map reviews the impact the Trump Administration regulations have had on the Title X network and discusses the likely impact and limitations of the Biden Administration’s potential actions.

polling on women’s health

Latest Polling
61%
of Black women say requiring states to allow women enrolled in public programs like Medicaid to keep their health coverage for a full year after childbirth should be a top priority for federal lawmakers, making it the highest priority issue for Black women.
56%
of women and 40% of men believe passing a law that prevents people who have committed domestic violence from having a gun should be a top policy priority for the new Congress and administration.
50%
of women and 34% of men ages 18-49 say paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child should be a top priority, compared to 18% of men and 37% of women ages 50-64.
48%
of women say creating policies that ensure people are not discriminated against because of their gender identity or sexual orientation should be a high ranking policy priority.
The essentials
  • insurance coverage

    Women’s Health Insurance Coverage

    This factsheet reviews major sources of coverage for women residing in the U.S., discusses the impact of the ACA on women’s coverage, and the coverage challenges that many women continue to face.
  • abortion

    Coverage for Abortion Services

    Reviews federal & state policies on coverage for abortion and estimates the availability of abortion coverage for women enrolled in private plans, ACA Marketplace plans, and Medicaid.
  • medicaid

    Medicaid’s Role for Women

    A presentation of key data points describing the current state of the Medicaid program as it affects low-income women’s access to coverage and care.
  • State health facts

    Women’s Health Indicators

    Information on women’s health status, utilization of services, health insurance coverage, family planning and childbirth, and abortion statistics and policies.
  • interactive

    State Profiles for Women’s Health

    This interactive tool provides state profiles on women’s health and access to care. Browse the map and click on a state to view a women’s health data dashboard in each of four categories.

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