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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 »


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 she doesn’t get the surgery — which will require a year of recovery, during which she won’t be able to work — within two years,… More »


Recessionista Report: Destination Weddings, Health Costs, And Domestic Abuse

Destination Weddings: A growing number of couples are choosing to say “I do” under the Caribbean sun, rather than having a traditional wedding in their hometown, even though we’re in a recession. A survey by Destination Weddings predicts the destination wedding industry will grow to $16 billion this year, compared with $13 billion last year… More »


I Now Pronounce You Fully Covered

Marrying for health insurance is nothing new. Even I proposed to two men when my health insurance was canceled recently (sadly, they both said no). But even when love isn’t the complete reason for getting married, most couples still have enough time to plan their dream wedding, whatever that may be. Things worked out differently,… More »


Quickies!: Willie Nelson For President, Gastrosexuals, & The Benefits Of Marriage

There’s a write-in movement underway, complete with campaign song, to elect country music icon Willie Nelson as the next President of the United States. [The Boot]
Are PETA’s ads sexy or sexist? [Daily Bedpost]
A new breed of man has been identified: the gastrosexual, who uses his cooking skills to woo and seduce. I’ve got… More »


Poll: Health Insurance Is Reason #19867 Why You Should Get Married

Not having health insurance makes life expensive — either you pay hundreds every month so you have insurance, or you risk it and pay tons in hospital bills when you get hit by a cyclist going 40 mph. However, some people think they have found the answer to this money-sucking problem: marriage! In a survey… More »


Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices, Finally An Inkling Of Human Decency

Last week we wrote about Wal-Mart employee Debbie Shank, who was struck by a truck and suffered severe brain damage and whose medical expenses were covered by her Wal-Mart insurance. The chain sued for reimbursement of $400,000+ after Shank won a settlement against the truck company which was responsible for her accident. Today the mega-chain… More »


Yet Another Reason Why We Shop At Target

Target is awesome, and not just because they have cheap, cute clothes designed by normally-out-of-our-price-range big names like Jovovich-Hawk and Luella Bartley. They also rule because they don’t screw over their employees in the most evil way possible. Wal-Mart, which, frankly, has some of the worst clothing you could possible buy at a… More »


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