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Just Look At This Asshole: Hedge Fund Douchebro Buys AIDS Drug Patent, Raises Price From $13.30 To $750

In Canada, the drug only costs $1.73! More »


UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

Also, the US government will require insurance companies to cover transitional medical services for trans* federal employees. More »


Anti-Choice Male Lawmakers Hope To Remove Maternity Coverage From Obamacare

Now that the GOP has control of both the House and the Senate, they are more determined than ever to rid the country of the Affordable Health Care Act. In order to do this, however, they have to submit their own plan for health care–which, so far, is not looking too good. Especially for poor… More »


Black Colleges Are Helping To Boost Black Participation In The Sciences

Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic]
Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian]
Read the too-common story of an insurance company mix up that ended with the last-minute denial of gender reassignment surgery for one trans woman. [The Daily Beast]
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12 Celebs Who’ve Insured Body Parts

According to Jennifer Love Hewitt, her 36C breasts are worth millions. “The Client List” star told US Weekly:

“I need, like, an insurance invitation. If somebody was like, ‘Hey, you know what? We would like to insure your boobs for $2.5 million dollars,’ I’d be like, ‘Do it. Love it! Why not?'”
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The Most Important Insurance Ad You Will Ever See

The Swedish insurance company Folksam asked their customers what they’d like to see in a commercial. The insurance market is flooded with geckos and singing weirdos and all kinds of distractions, after all. One customer, Eva, wanted to see cats skydiving. To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” So the company took her suggestion… More »


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… 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 »


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… More »


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,… More »