Posts tagged "health care"

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control For Everybody!

Health insurers will be required to offer birth control without co-pays under the new health care reform laws after August 1, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of doctors, released a report last month which said preventative health care for women should be covered…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

Bill O’Reilly: “Many Women Who Get Pregnant Are Blasted Out Of Their Minds When They Have Sex”

Birth control should not be covered without co-pays as part of preventative health care, Bill O'Reilly says, because "many women who get pregnant are blasted out of their minds when they have sex, [so] they're not going to use birth control anyway." He introduces this Fox News segment while talking about pot and booze and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2011

Birth Control Should Be Covered By Health Care Plans, Says Report

Health care plans should cover birth control, STD screening, HPV testing, and other services for women without co-pays, according to an independent panel of doctors from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). President Obama's new health care reform requires "preventative care" services be covered and the Obama administration asked that the IOM assess which services fell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2011

Katy Perry Talks Universal Health Care And Big Boobs

"It just feels like the thing running our country is a bank, money. I know it sounds like an intense viewpoint, but I'm only slowly but surely getting the wool taken off my eyes. When I was a kid, I asked questions about my faith. Now I'm asking questions about the world. I think we…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2011

Justin Bieber Says Abortion Is Killing A Baby, Loves Canada’s Health Care

Justin Bieber: I really don't believe in abortion. It's, like, killing a baby? Rolling Stone: How about in cases of rape?) JB: Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that.Oof. "Everything happens for a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2011

Health Care Reform Might Require Coverage Of Birth Control

For the past three years, I have not taken any birth control pills and instead solely relied on condoms for contraception. These past few years, I have been a full-time freelancer without health insurance and I have prioritized paying for my anti-depressant prescription — anywhere from $100 to $120 bucks a month, depending on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: How The Health Care Law That Goes Into Effect Today Will Help Women

Portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — i.e., the new health care reform law — go into effect today, including several that will affect women and girls. Beginning today, health care plans must offer preventative screenings and counseling without charging out-of-pocket costs. (Birth control, however, is not considered a "preventative service" for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Domestic Violence Victims Have More Health Care Costs, Says Study

A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that women who suffered from domestic violence have higher health care costs, even after the abuse ends. Female victims of intimate partner violence average over $1,200 more in health care costs during the first two years after the abuse ends, compared with women who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

Senate Passes Women’s Health Amendment To Save Boobies (Among Other Things)

The health care reform debate generally seems like a mud-slinging slop fest, but at least it made some progress for women. Today, the Senate passed an amendment to mandate insurance companies to provide coverage of mammograms, pelvic exams, and other preventative services for women. It's unclear if it covers birth control, though. Sen. Barbara Mikulski…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks Out Against The Stupak Amendment

In this video clip, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks out against the health care reform bill's Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which limits how private insurance companies can offer coverage for abortion. More conservatively inclined Democrats voted for the House of Representative's version of the health care bill this past Saturday night only after the Stupak-Pitts Amendment wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2009

How The Health Care Reform Bill Is Screwing Over Women With An Abortion Amendment

A health care reform passed in the House of Representatives on Saturday night, but only after politicians included an anti-abortion amendment to the bill so it could gain more support. Called the Stupack Amendment, named for Sen. Bart Stupack (D-MI), it prohibits the use of federal subsidies for private insurance plans that cover abortion. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2009
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