health care

  • Activism

    Wake Me Up When Impeachment Begins

    I sat up until about 3 am last night trying to think of a way to illustrate the repeal and replacement plan for the ACA health care in the United States. It’s so ridiculous and unfair to the people who need heath care most. Costs will go from $1,700 up to $14,000 a year for people over 64 who make…

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    ACA Replacement Plans: Your Money or Your Life, Part 2

    GOP replacement plans are likely to be much more expensive for millions of Americans with little if any benefit. This article dives into how the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced on January 23 in the Senate, sets up health insurance “access” in a way that adds unnecessary expenses and increases insurance costs and fees—all for much higher financial and…

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    [Cross-Post] Dear Planned Parenthood: You ROCK for Helping Patients Donate Fetal Tissue

    Ed’s Note: This cross-post was written by Steph at Grounded Parents. If you want to leave a comment, click through the link at the bottom to the full post.  ****** It’s not a day that ends in “y” if anti-choice extremists don’t try to discredit or defund Planned Parenthood. When I worked for a Planned Parenthood affiliate, extremist terrorist groups targeted us,…

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  • Feminism

    Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that the Christian owned craft store, Hobby Lobby has the right to deny contraception and related women’s reproductive health care coverage to its employes based on it’s religious beliefs. That’s right, forget crafting, Hobby Lobby believes that God wants all women to be baby makers regardless of whether or not that choice might…

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  • Activism

    Assholes Outside Planned Parenthood

    I’m just back from Geek Girl Con and it was fan-freaking-tastic. Such a great convention, run by great people with a professionally run vendor room, brilliant panels, concerts, science activities and a literal bucket-load of other inspiring activities. This is my 3rd year going to GGC (I’ve been there since the first!) and I hope to be able to attend…

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  • Activism

    Ask Surly Amy: Cheap Health Care

    Hi Amy, I live in a city where alternative medicine is a big thing. I work in safety net health care, and many of the clinics I work with offer alternative treatment. Part of my job is helping low-income or uninsured people find health care. Often, only the alternative medicine clinics are taking new patients without a six-week wait. As…

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