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What a Federal Appeals Court’s Ruling on Contraception Means for U.S. Women’s Health

Woman thinks about her birth control options

In a new To the Point post, the Commonwealth Fund’s Shanoor Seervai and Roosa Tikkanen explain that American women already struggle to afford the care they need, especially compared to women in other high-income countries, and have worse health outcomes as well. A key difference in these other countries is universal access to free or affordable contraceptives.

Does the United States Ration Health Care?

MRI taking place in the U.S.

While other countries may ration because of national budget constraints and supply-side factors, the United States’ lack of access to comprehensive insurance and affordable care represent a de facto form of rationing that leads people to delay getting care or going without it entirely.