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11 Celebrities Who Have Insured Their Body Parts

Holly Madison is starring in “Peepshow,” and fully recognizes that her breasts are her “primary money makers” right now. That’s why she has taken out an insurance policy to the tune of $1 million with insurance company Lloyd’s of London to protect them. “I’ve heard about people getting body parts insured and I thought, why not?, because if anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months and I’d probably be out a million dollars,” she said. “I thought I’d cover my assets.” [People]

After the jump, some other celebs with very valuable body parts.

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 will mean for women. The phrases “bad for women” and “good for women” are not my favorite, because we don’t actually all share one brain and think the same thing. So rather than declare anything good, bad, or eh—I’ll just explain and let you guys battle it out in the comments. After the jump, 10 ways the new health care bill will affect ladyfolk like us.
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Evil Insurance Companies Are Dropping Coverage For Women Who’ve Been Raped


Last week, the Huffington Post made our blood boil when they reported on a horrifying trend—that insurance companies are denying benefits for women who’ve been raped, and even dropping their coverage altogether. How can they get away with such a thing? Because, when a woman is raped and it’s unknown whether the assailant used a condom, doctors typically prescribe a month’s worth of an anti-HIV medication (which, uh, I didn’t even know existed) as a precaution. It’s extremely rare that a woman actually contracts HIV this way, but insurance companies view this as a morbid done deal. Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, explains, “If you put down on a form that you are or were taking anti-HIV drugs at any time, [insurance companies] are going to understand that you are or were in treatment for HIV, period. That could be a factor in determining whether you get coverage.” Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Kristin Davis Designs, The Uninsured, And Old People

  • Kristin Davis is launching a fashion line in association with Belk, a department store chain, where she shopped growing up. “It was the nicest store we had, and I’d save my allowance to go to Belk.” [AHN]
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    I’m Too Sexy For Insurance

    What’s sexier than a security blanket? Pretty much everything. But that hasn’t stopped the insurance industry from trying to loosen its image. Sexy Insurance, a new networking site catering to insurance industry professionals, is giving MySpace a run for its edgy market share. Instead of Tom, they’ve got Sean, a self-proclaimed “refugee” of the biz, who runs the site out of his basement. His icon is an image of billionaire Warren Buffet with a speech bubble that says “I’m so sexy it hurts!” There are profiles, a following obsessed with The Office, a lounge for playing Donkey Kong, and a hilarious lo-fi video featuring 50 Cent “Fitty & Warren”. Although the new page is cool, the constant stream of new-age world music supposed to sex up the site really just makes us never want to date an agent — even if they’ll give us a discount on medical care. [Ad Freak] Keep reading »

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