Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

Under Attack: Your Health Care Rights

February 29, 2012

Healthcare Is a Human Right!

Earlier this month President Obama reached a compromise lauded by the public on allowing insurance to provide coverage for preventative services. This included expanded access and coverage for contraception, an important tool in the fight for HIV/AIDS prevention.

The fight isn't over yet.

The Stand Up for Health Care organization reports that the Republican Party is making a hard push to counter the compromise, by moving a proposal that would deny any coverage for preventative services on the basis of moral beliefs. The U.S. Senate may vote on the bill this week so please take action immediately.

If passed, this proposal can set a dangerous precendent with alarming scenarios: denial of birth control to women, denial of coverage on HIV medications based on gender/sexuality, denial of coverage for contraceptions that are important to overall comprehensive sexual health. Currently, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has proposed an amendment that effectively renders Obama's compromise useless, by allowing ANY employer in ANY industry to deny health coverage for ANY preventive care service, simply by saying that it goes against their moral code.

Stand up for your rights, send a message to Congress to reject any measure that limits your access to health care and makes the fight for HIV prevention difficult by clicking here.




This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:
http://www.thebody.com/content/65988/under-attack-your-health-care-rights.html

General Disclaimer: TheBody.com is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through TheBody.com should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.