The latest version of the GOP-controlled Senate’s healthcare bill is out, and spoiler alert: it’s st
Despite Senator McConnell’s efforts to make his ill-conceived plan more palatable, the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) remains devastating for low-income people, those with pre-existing conditions, and particularly women.
Unsurprisingly, and like its predecessor the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the BRCA defunds Planned Parenthood. This has long been a goal for Republicans, despite the fact that doing so would eliminate the primary source of care for millions of women (and men) across the country. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15% of women in rural areas alone would completely lose access to family planning care. Lack of access to contraception means an increase in unplanned pregnancy, which the BRCA addresses by prohi