Trump Could End ObamaCare’s Birth Control Coverage, but He’ll Have to Get By Women and Their Allies First
Trump promised to repeal ObamaCare on the campaign trail, and that means ObamaCare’s birth control coverage could be in jeopardy.
However, Trump has already suggested he would keep preexisting conditions coverage and coverage for kids under 26 on their parent’s plan. Given his apparent willingness to compromise, and given the extreme popularity of ObamaCare’s very generous provisions pertaining to birth control and women’s rights, it is a real possibility that we can keep birth control off the chopping block by standing up for women regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The traditional anti-choice stance is against the birth control provision. This is evidenced by 8 years of statements including a recent one by Paul Ryan in which he dismissed birth control as “a nitty gritty detail” while avoiding questions about if it would be repealed.
Trump has never shown himself to be a typical Republican (a few statements on the campaign trail aside). In fact, the Trump-as-Trump-sees-himself cherishes women and probably doesn’t want 150 million of them on his bad in January.
Given this, it’ll be up to we-the-people and our representation in Congress to stand up for women and not let them have their new rights and protections repealed.
For me, a solid way to do this is to support Trump in whatever positive measures he wants to take. A GOP-run Congress is sure to go after women’s rights, but Trump as President may side with women if we can rally enough popular support.
See the links below for more information.
TIP: With Republicans in control of the Presidency, Senate, and House there is a lot of beneficial programs for which fighting is needed. Keep an eye out for good causes that need your support.
- Tell Trump what you like and don’t like about ObamaCare so we can help him build a great healthcare plan that doesn’t get rid of Affordable Care or Critical Patient Protections.
- Learn more about: ObamaCare Birth Control.
- See: Paul Ryan Refuses To Promise Obamacare ‘Replacement’ Will Cover Birth Control Fully and Trump can end Obamacare’s free birth control — and he doesn’t need Congress’s help.