The Hyde Amendment and the Indian Health Service

My patients are shocked to learn that abortion care is not covered through this centuries old promise…

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For forty years, Congress has allowed the Hyde Amendment to restrict access to abortion coverage for those receiving their health insurance through the government. We oppose policies that make accessing reproductive health care, including abortion, more difficult for patients. That’s why we need you to join in asking Members of Congress to be bold and support a bill that would remove restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion.

The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2015 expands reproductive health care by ensuring that women who use Medicaid for health care are not denied coverage for abortion. The bill also prohibits political interference in decisions by private health insurance companies to offer abortion coverage. The EACH Woman Act ensures that a woman’s access to abortion is not based on her income, how she is insured, or where she lives.

Join us in letting our lawmakers know that we support insurance coverage for abortion. Your legislators need to hear from you today.

Please take a minute to send them a message urging them to support the EACH Woman Act and oppose Hyde-like abortion restrictions.

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Physicians invites you to be a Reproductive Health Raiser this fall by running in the Race to Deliver 4 Miler in New York City alongside amazing doctors, students, and friends. Our runners will be raising critically needed funds to protect women’s health and rights all over the country. Will you join us? 

The Race to Deliver 4 Miler will take place on Sunday, November 20th in Central Park. Physicians will pay your race registration fee! Runners will receive a sleek Physicians performance wear t-shirt and celebratory post-event brunch. All you have to do is run (or jog) and raise a minimum of $300 through our new Reproductive Health Raisers campaign.

Here’s how to join us:

  1. Fill out this race registration form, and we’ll set up a personal or team Reproductive Health Raisers donation page for you.
  2. Email your friends and family and ask them to support you with a donation – or even by running themselves – in our fight to protect and expand reproductive health services that include abortion and contraception.

We hope you will consider joining us on November 20th at the Race to Deliver as we make strides to ensure reproductive health access is a reality for women and families everywhere.

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