Posts tagged "health care"

Frisky Rant: Actually, I Love Abortion

In addition to not telling women what to do with our bodies, people — like Bill Nye — need to stop telling us how to feel about what we do with

Katie Klabusich | September 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Debate This: Should This 17-Year-Old Have The Right To Refuse Cancer Treatment?

When 17-year-old Connecticut teen Cassandra was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, she refused chemotherapy treatments, arguing that she didn’t want to poison her body. After several missed appointments and arguments with…

Claire Hannum | January 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

A Major Change In Medicine That Means We Can All Trust Our Doctors More

When you get prescribed a pharmaceutical drug, you generally assume — or at least would hope you can assume — that it’s in your best interest to take it. Because…

The Stir | December 18, 2013 - 10:50 am

Juicy Couture Employees Say The Company Has Eliminated Full-Time Employment, Benefits

Juice Couture is known for its expensive denim and its velour track suits. Jeans retail for upwards of $178 and handbags around $230. And yet! Employees at the company’s flagship…

Julie Gerstein | March 28, 2013 - 10:20 am

Obama Changes Health Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control For Religious Employers

The Obama administration released new details this morning about which religious employers will be exempt from covering the cost of birth control under health care reform — which the Associated…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Protests In Ireland Over 31-Year-Old Woman Refused Medical Care During Miscarriage

Earlier this week, the world reacted to the news that a hospital in Ireland refused medical care to a woman during her miscarriage and she eventually died from blood poisoning.

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Too Crazy For Health Insurance

Unlike my future captor Tom Cruise, I’m a big fan of psychiatry. Why? Well, it’s given me opportunities I never could have experienced without medical intervention for depression, agoraphobia and panic attacks.

Sara Benincasa | November 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Paul Ryan: 12 Things To Know About Mitt Romney’s VP Pick

Happy Saturday, folks! Did you hear? Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the presidential election — Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Let’s get to know him, shall we?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm

6 Things To Know About The Birth Control Mandate That Begins Today

Happy free birth control day! President Obama’s free birth control mandate begins today, but before you get your hopes up there are some important things to know about what it…

Pop Sugar | August 1, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Republican Proposes Yet Even More Restrictions On Birth Control

Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) plans to propose a spending bill that would allow employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control and other contraception based on the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2012 - 5:40 pm

When Fox News And CNN Got The SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Wrong

Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what…

Julie Gerstein | June 28, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Sandra Fluke Talks Sluts, Rush Limbaugh

[W]hat I’ve learned [after being called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh on his show] has less to do with Mr. Limbaugh specifically and more to do with a part of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Catholic Orgs File Massive Organized Lawsuits Against Obama Administration Over Birth Control

Earlier today, 43 Catholic dioceses, schools and other institutions filed lawsuits in 12 federal courts over birth control coverage in President Obama’s plans for health care reform. The Obama…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Catholic College Drops Entire Student Health Plan Rather Than Cover Birth Control

A Catholic college in Ohio will drop its entire student health insurance plan beginning in the fall 2012 semester rather than cover birth control under its policy. Franciscan University…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Michele Bachmann Claims Republicans “Want Women To Have Their Own Choices”

Senator Kristen Gillibrand gets the Girl, You’ve Got Bigger Stones Than Me Award of the week for going head-to-head on “Meet The Press” yesterday with none other than Rep. Michele…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: You’d Have To Prove You Use Birth Control For “Health Reasons” Under Proposed AZ Law

Arizona’s State Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill yesterday that would give your boss the right to make you prove that your prescription birth control is being used for…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Fact Or Fiction: ObamaCare’s “$1 Dollar Abortions”

Ridiculously sensational headlines like “$1 Abortions in ObamaCare” and “ObamaCare: Home of the $1 Abortions” are what’s buzzing at the pro-life water cooler today. These headlines would have you believe…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 14, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Mitt Romney Promises To “Get Rid Of” Planned Parenthood

Mitt Romney must think low-income women don’t really need breast exams. And those Pap smears that could detect cervical cancer? So frivolous! Surely that’s the only thing the GOP frontrunner…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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