Posts tagged "health care"

President Obama Called Sandra Fluke Because He Wouldn’t Want Sasha & Malia Called “Horrible Names”

“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2012 - 11:20 am

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Patricia Heaton Attacks Sandra Fluke Over Twitter

 I know you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Patricia Heaton, who played the wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” had to say about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s public…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2012 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: 11 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh’s Show

As of this evening, 11 advertisers, including corporate biggie AOL, have dropped their $$$ from Rush Limbaugh’s show after he called a woman a “prostitute” and “slut” on air. [Think Progress]…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Sandra Fluke Talks Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Slut’ Smear On “The View”

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law student who was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh last week, appeared on “The View” this morning. She utterly floored me…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Senate Defeats Blunt Amendment Allowing Employers, Insurers To Opt Out Of Paying For Birth Control

Earlier today, the Senate narrowly defeated a proposal called the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers and health care insurers to opt out of paying for birth control (and…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Hey, Boss, May I Please Go On The Pill?

You’ve probably read — on The Frisky or elsewhere — that religious employers are at odds with the Obama administration over the requirement, under the health care reform law, that…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women More Likely To Support Obama’s Birth Control Decision

Women are more likely than men to support President Obama’s mandate that insurers cover the cost of birth control, according to a new poll of registered voters by Poll…

Jessica Wakeman | February 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Jon Stewart On Congress’ Anti-Birth Control Sausagefest

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was freaking hilarious in his coverage of last week’s anti-birth control sausagefest in Congress, in which a panel of all dudes tried…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: I Think They’re Just Messing With Us Now

Oh, look at this all-male TV panel that MSNBC convened to discuss yesterday’s all-male hearing discussion about birth control coverage in healthcare reform
Oklahoma’s state Senate advanced a “fetal personhood”…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

This Is The Sausagefest Currently Testifying About Women’s Access To Affordable Birth Control

Here’s a picture of the witness table at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is discussing access to contraception and comprehensive healthcare. Let’s play a quick game of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 16, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Jon Stewart’s Send-Up To The “Holy Sausage Fest” Freaking Out Over Birth Control

Sean Hannity from Fox News had a whole bunch of dudes — white dudes, black dudes, all dudes — stop by for a big ol’ sausage-fest discussion of the birth control

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Obama Settles Birth Control Debate, Telling Insurers They Must Pick Up Tab If Employer Won’t

Every woman will have access to birth control under the Obama administration’s latest decision regarding health care reform, which was meant to appease Catholic bishops who balked at a previous iteration

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Birth Control “Just Costs A Few Dollars,” Is Not Something “You Need Insurance For”

Oh, Rick Santorum, just shut up already! He told conservatives at the CPAC  conference today that insurers shouldn’t cover the cost of birth control because it “costs just a…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Birth Control Will Be Covered By Most Employers, Obama Administration Announces

Most employers will be required to cover the full cost of contraception and other preventative services in their health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen…

Jessica Wakeman | January 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: House Passes “Protect Life Act”

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the “Protect Life Act,” a bill that prohibits federal funds under Obama’s healthcare reform from going towards any health insurance plans that cover…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Majority Of Americans Support Birth Control With No Extra Cost

Sixty-six percent of Americans say they support the government’s decision to require health insurers to make birth control available without co-pays, according to a new poll by the Kaiser…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sean Hannity Will Not Pay For Your Birth Control, You Whore

Why does anyone go on Fox News “talk shows” when they just get screamed at? Sean Hannity burst a vein in his neck bellowing about how if he…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Stephen Colbert On Free Birth Control And Boner Pills


The Frisky has kept you up-to-date on what Bill O’Reilly and other conservatives think about health insurers being told to cover women’s birth control without co-pays —…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2011 - 2:40 pm