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It Don’t Come Easy: Changing Health Insurance in America, Part Two

Several days ago, I wrote about the ordeal I have been going through trying to move my health insurance from Kentucky to Maryland.  It’s an ongoing–and expensive–saga.

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Have an Individual Health Insurance Policy and Pre-Existing Conditions and You Want to Move? Good Luck With That

The following the letter documents the infuriating, scary, time-consuming and unconscionable experience I have had trying to move from one state to another without losing adequate health insurance.

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Women’s Human Rights In Egypt—Cautious Optimism and the Way Forward

For a few brief days during the Egyptian uprising, women felt relatively safe on the streets of Egypt where sexual street harassment has, for many years, been a problem of epidemic proportions.  As The Daily Beast reports, “A survey released in 2008 by the Center for Women’s Rights found that 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 pe

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Women’s Human Rights in Egypt: Cautious Optimism and the Way Forward

For a few brief days during the Egyptian uprising, women felt relatively safe on the streets of Egypt where sexual street harassment has, for many years, been a problem of epidemic proportions.

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The Six-Month Doughnut Hole In The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Will someone please explain why you have to be uninsured for six months before qualifying for the Pre-Existing Condition Plan?

 

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Reproductive Health Concerns in the Aftermath of the Gulf Oil Disaster

Should women trying to conceive, pregnant women and children living near the Gulf take special precautions due to the nature of the oil spill and its potential effects?

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The Oily Logic Of Right-Wing ‘Family Values’

As the Gulf oil catastrophe unfolds, little is being said about its effects now and later on human health, especially on reproductive health and on the health of children.

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Providing Gender-Responsive Aid in Haiti

In Haiti, as is always true in the aftermath of a major disaster, there are urgent needs for medical care specific to women, particularly for pregnant women and mothers with new babies.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Comes to Life

The hijacking of abortion rights as a bargaining chip for the provision of health care is morally reprehensible and if it stands will result in significant harms to women’s health. Yet this is only one aspect of reproductive rights.

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The Climate Talks: Quotes From Women in Copenhagen

From impressions of Obama’s handling of climate change to effects on women worldwide, a roundup of quotes from key players in the debate.

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