Critics of the ruling said access to birth control is “basic, essential health care,” as well as a “fundamental right.”
Spending by state and local public health departments has dropped by 16 to 18 percent per capita since 2010.
The measure officially amends the state constitution, making it harder for opponents to alter or remove the expansion.
The law’s removal would negatively impact millions more with preexisting conditions.
Two congressional proposals put the burden of debt reduction on the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in “Trump v. Pennsylvania” could empower employers to deny birth control coverage.
If the Supreme Court upholds Trump regulations, up to 126,000 people could lose birth control coverage from employers.
McConnell and Trump’s appointees threaten not only the COVID-19 recovery, but also federal programs for decades to come.
Republican efforts to eliminate the program began in 2013, led by former presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
Millions of people across the U.S. have lost their jobs and their employer-provided health insurance due to COVID-19.