healthcare

5 Reasons Why Obamacare Has Actually Been Successful As Hell, So Haters Take A Seat

Contrary to persistant Republican decrying, new studies prove Obamcare has benefited poor communities of color, America’s sickest, improved standard of living, and is substantially reducing debt. More »


The New Season Of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Brings The Laugh-Cries About The State Of Women’s Healthcare

The new season of Inside Amy Schumer premiered last night, which means our girl is back to comfort us about every woman’s rights issue we should probably be crying about. First up: Healthcare. In once sketch, Amy plays a woman just trying to get her annual pap smear. (She’s just like me, except with a perfect blowout.)… More »


Bosses Can Now Harness Your Medical Data To Make Health Predictions

It could quickly turn into a threat of receiving less healthcare coverageor lesser job mobility, and few things exacerbate illness more than chronic dread and stress. More »


Cleveland Filed A $500 Claim Against Tamir Rice’s Parents For EMS Bills, Because That’s How Our Crap System Works

This is how things work in America. More »


The Devil & DIY: Why We’re OK With “DIY Beauty” But Not Witchcraft And Homeopathy

I started out looking into what witches might do for beauty by looking into spells and potions one might concoct for skin care, hair care, etcetera. But two things became clear pretty quickly: First, that there’s nothing funny I can say about spells, because they’re basically prayers, and I respect that. Second, that whatever soaksMore »


When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists — doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical — on and off for over half my life. The ratio of good to mediocre to bad experiences I’ve had with psychiatrists is roughly equal –… More »


President Obama Is Urging Congress To Provide Better Paid Sick Leave To American Workers

President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employees to provide… More »


The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I stopped taking birth control in 2011. I find it not-ha-ha-funny that when I tell people this, the most common reaction I get is that it’s “dangerous” not taking birth control — and yet, so many people are willing to look the other way or not get angry when the highest court in our countryMore »


Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?

Apparently, when it comes to maternity care costs in this country, I lucked out big time. Seven years ago, when I found myself pregnant for the first time, I had just switched from my own insurance to my husband’s much better one, and had only one, $25 co-payment for the entirety of my pregnancy –… More »


Head, Meet Desk: Fox Nation Illustrates Transgender Healthcare Story With Photo From “Mrs. Doubtfire”

In this unpredictable and ever-changing world we live in, at least we can always count on Fox News to provide a consistent stream of ignorance. The latest example comes from Fox Nation, a “news” website that chose to illustrate a story about transgender healthcare with a photo of Robin Williams from the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” More »


It’s Time To Cry: Father Sings “Let It Be” To Raise Money For Son’s Cancer Treatment

On July 15th, Mike Massé’s infant son Noah was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. As the family scrambled to find the best care for their son, and the medical bills started piling up, Mike came up with a creative way to raise some extra money: he recorded an acoustic cover of The Beatles’ song… More »


10 Ways The Passage Of The Health Care Reform Bill Will Affect Women

Why is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smiling from ear to ear in this pic? Because last night, she and Barack Obama managed to usher through the passage of the health care reform bill that’s been vehemently debated for, oh, months. This morning, it has lots of us talking about what exactly the bill… More »