Posts tagged "health insurance"

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.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 14, 2015 - 6:01 pm

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.

Robyn Pennacchia | August 27, 2015 - 2:45 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 31, 2015 - 12:20 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 9, 2015 - 12:40 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | June 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Newser | June 28, 2012 - 10:30 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Health Insurance Makes You Sexier

According to an incredibly biased study done by, 90 percent of college students said that they would automatically find someone more attractive if he or she had one important…

Ami Angelowicz | July 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | November 17, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Poll: Do You Have Health Insurance?

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Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 6, 2010 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Nona Willis Aronowitz | November 20, 2009 - 2:00 pm

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!

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Why Doesn’t Tara Subkoff Have Health Insurance?

Last week it was announced that Tara Subkoff, designer for the edgy, high-end brand Imitation of Christ, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and would be undergoing brain surgery. If…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2009 - 10:00 am