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Hasselbacher's research focuses on exploring implementation of reproductive health laws and policy, with the aim of improving health outcomes and reducing disparities. Overarching themes in Hasselbacher's writings include access to contraception and abortion, the role of health insurance, religious refusals in health care, and consent and confidentiality for young people. Hasselbacher contributes to state and national coalitions and working groups leveraging research to inform advocacy.
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Suggests large employers have leverage to improve access to reproductive health services and providers. Argues that large employers could pressure insurance carriers to address network gaps in access to care resulting from religious restrictions.
Implements Medicaid coverage for abortion requires proactive and responsive state institutions, streamlined reimbursement processes, and adequate reimbursement rates. Shows how in Illinois, successful implementation depended on clinic adaptability, external support, and advocacy.
Presents that with pregnancy complications or seeking an abortion at Catholic and Protestant hospitals denials may be faced, delays encountered, and fewer treatment options may occur than they would at secular hospitals. Considers they may also experience financial obstacles and stigmatization as a result of restrictions.
Examines hospital restrictions on postpartum contraception due to religious affiliation restrict access, cause unnecessary delays in care, and lead to misdiagnosis and marginalization of contraceptive care. Reviews that restrictions also cause moral distress to providers who balance career repercussions and professional integrity with patient needs.