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This Week in Trumpcare

A quick, informative breakdown on the proposed changes to federal healthcare policy from the H*yas for Choice Board What happened? For the past several weeks, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has been drafting a health care bill completely behind closed doors. The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, meant to replace the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), is an amended version of the bill put forth in May by the House of Representatives, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In addition to leaving a projected 54 million Americans without insurance over the next decade, the Senate’s bill will provide billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthy and attempt to offset

Action Req'd: Assessing Potential Impact of Trump Administration's Birth Control Mandate Rol

If you are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in the student health insurance plan through Georgetown, the Trump administration is working to allow the University to take away YOUR birth control coverage. Please help H*yas for Choice collect the information necessary to tell Georgetown University that students need and deserve access to affordable birth control by filling out our short survey: >> http://tinyurl.com/TrumpBCimpact <<

Statement: University to Seek Divestment from Abortion Providers

H*yas for Choice was excited to see that the hard work of GU Fossil Free has resulted in yesterday’s release of Georgetown’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) policy. Fighting climate change and the destruction of our planet is central to a reproductive justice agenda, and our university taking steps to end our financial complicity in companies should be celebrated. While we applaud the values of this policy, we are disappointed to see abortion specifically as a supposed immorality that the policy seeks to avoid. H*yas for Choice rejects this kind of anti-choice thinking, and knows that comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including abortion, is completely compatible with Catholic and

A Guide to Birth Control Coverage for Students of Religious Universities

Updated October 2017: If you are currently enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a health insurance plan through a religiously affiliated university, changes enacted this week by the Trump Administration may affect your coverage. What happened? On this past Friday October 6, the Trump administration announced an Interim Federal Rule (IFR) repealing the birth control mandate included in the previous administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). These changes will effectively allow any employer to remove birth control coverage from its health care plans on religious or moral grounds. Under the rule, a university is considered an “employer,” meaning health care plans for faculty and students at religio

 

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