health insurance

Idaho Gov.: Health Insurance Not That Necessary, Because People Who Have It Die Too

Last week, the Idaho Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve a measure that would have provided health insurance to over 78,000 working poor Idahoans, by applying for a waiver that would allow the state to tap Medicaid expansion funds as a block grant. This would have provided managed-care plans for those too poor to afford a… More »


Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli Will Continue Selling Daraprim For $750 A Pill

Shocker! More »


Aunt Who Sued Her Nephew Over Broken Wrist Claims Her Insurance Company Gave Her No Choice

Alright, so we were too harsh on Auntie Jen after all. More »


Father Who Robbed Bank To Pay For Daughter’s Chemo Should Not Go To Prison For Life

Something far more immoral than bank robbery happened here. More »


Wheaton College Is Cutting Insurance For All Students So That They Can’t Access Birth Control

Wheaton College, a Christian college in the southwest ‘burbs of my fair Chicago, has decided to stop providing health insurance to its students full-stop because the Affordable Care Act requires them to cover birth control.

Well, OK, that’s not exactly true. First, the college will help students who have particularly high financial need… More »


Wanderlust: A Pit Stop At The ER & Why You Should Travel With Health Insurance

The only thing I didn’t consider when planning this solo traveling adventure is that I might end up in hospital. Sadly, I did.

I woke up in a pool of my own blood a few nights ago and was faced with a difficult choice: Do I go to the ER (which would be… More »


Study: Some Rape Victims Are Forced To Pay For Their Medical Treatment

A new study has found that many rape victims in the United States are paying medical bills for the aftermath of their assaults, despite the fact that the federal government has laws in place to prevent exactly that from happening. Federal law ensures that victims aren’t charged for rape kits, regardless of whether they report… More »


Forever 21 Cuts Full Time Employees To Avoid Paying Health Care Costs

Forever 21, you just keep getting better and better. In between lowering your prices to make them more “guilt-free” (with little thought, of course, to the workers who actually make the products), and getting in trouble for sweatshop-like labor conditions, you’ve now gone and fucked over the people who work in your stores. Earlier this… More »


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. To put it more simply: Psychiatry has saved my life. But thanks to a couple of friendly letters from health insurance companies, I’ve recently learned… More »


Missouri To Allow Employers To Refuse To Cover Birth Control, Abortion

Bad news out of Missouri this week: employers and insurers who personally oppose birth control, abortion and sterilization will be able to refuse to cover those forms of health care in their employee’s health insurance. Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon had vetoed the bill, but earlier this week, the Republican-controlled legislature overrode the veto. … More »


Cool Infographic: Will My Birth Control Be Free?


Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare

The fate of ObamaCare has been decided—and it’s very, very good news for President Obama and tens of millions of uninsured Americans. The Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act with one Medicaid-related exception. SCOTUSblog reports that Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote “saved” ObamaCare; he sided with the left in upholding the individual mandate… More »


Obese People Should Get Counseling, Panel Advises

Earlier this week, a federal health advisory panel recommended that obese adults receive intensive counseling in order to address the mounting obesity epidemic in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force encouraged doctors to identify and aid obese patients by providing counseling, or referring them to a weight loss-oriented program.

Specially targeted: patients… More »


Health Insurance Makes You Sexier

According to an incredibly biased study done by eHealthInsurance.com, 90 percent of college students said that they would automatically find someone more attractive if he or she had one important quality … health insurance. A rare commodity indeed. Heed the call, co-eds. This may be only thing within your control when it comes to getting… More »


Dear Wendy: “Should I Marry For Health Insurance?”

I was laid off about a year and a half ago and have been without health care since that time. For the most part, that’s OK because I am not sick often. I do, however, have adult ADHD and it is incredibly difficult to function or keep myself organized without my medication. I also have… More »


Poll: Do You Have Health Insurance?

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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… More »


Today’s Lady News: Report Says WellPoint Insurance Targeted Breast Cancer Patients

An exclusive investigation by Reuters alleges that health insurance company WellPoint used a computer algorithm to find breast cancer patients and drop their health benefits. This software tipped federal investigators off to a fraud investigation. Although many insurance companies have been known to drop clients who become ill — which is called “rescission” —… More »


Girl Talk: I Got Married For Health Insurance

I’d never been one of those girls who’d dreamt about her perfect wedding. The virgin-white dress, the exorbitant costs, the fuss over a big, shiny rock — none of it ever appealed to me. I wanted to find a lifelong partner, and a family sounded nice, too, but honestly? I never cared much about that… More »


Chubby Baby Denied Health Insurance

When it comes to babies, our throbbing ovaries tell us the chubbier, the better. We could just coo and squeeze 4-month-old Alex Lange, weighing in at 17 pounds, all day! (Before coming to our senses and handing him back to his mommy, that is.) But Rocky Mountain Health Plans denied health insurance for this cutie-patootie… More »


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