“I wish we had money to pay for ads,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow said. “I’d like to take what he said on the floor and make sure that every American had the opportunity to hear it.”
I interview Feminste blogger Jill Filipovic about the increasing hostilities over abortion in New Mexico. Plus, I have two segments on conservative efforts to keep people from getting health care as the dawn of the Affordable Care Act fast approaches.
It’s not an illusion: Conservatives have started to exhibit hostility toward the concept of health itself, implying that being healthy is scary and somehow anti-freedom. This shouldn’t be a surprise, however, as anti-choicers have been saying similar things for decades now.
What do Friday’s House vote, Ted Cruz’s crusade, and a creepy anti-Obamacare ad have in common? They’re all linked to the Koch brothers.
Bleak statistics not only underscore the urgent and ongoing need for safety-net programs such as the Title X national family planning program, they also demonstrate the significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.
A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.
Socialized medicine works efficiently in other countries. Here is a brief summary of how it works in Germany. [via Upworthy]
Some state governments would like to avoid implementing Obama’s Medicaid expansion. These are their alternative plans. [Via Upworthy.]
The fast-food chain may have been sincere in its attempt to help its low-wage workers budget, by creating a financial planning guide that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. But the company is blind to the realities.
Across the United States, religious health-care corporations are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that sometimes pit standard medical practice against theology.