Until the sexism inherent in the social and medical response to chronic pain is addressed, women won’t be able to access the treatments they need.
Making good on a campaign promise, Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced the state will expand Medicaid to the full extent under the Affordable Care Act.
Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
When a student at Palm Desert High School was found to have been exposed to measles, school officials announced that 66 classmates who had not been fully vaccinated would be banned from school until the threat had passed.
The CDC suggested in a press release that women “of reproductive age”—pregnant or not—should face additional scrutiny when it comes to receiving prescription painkillers, simply because they are biologically capable of hosting a fetus.
Hundreds of thousands of Californians who applied for Medicaid have had their applications illegally delayed, and many have experienced “substantial and irreparable harm” as a result of living without health insurance, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled last week.
Low-income children with access to health insurance are more likely to attend college and live longer than poor children without insurance, according to a groundbreaking new study published this month.
Two women’s health groups along with a state resident on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, alleging that the department systematically delayed enrolling 85,000 low-income women for comprehensive health coverage.
Annual checkups are crucial to maintaining good health and catching problems early on. Dr. Sujatha Reddy explains why this exam isn’t just about getting a Pap smear. [via CNN]
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of surveyed Medicaid providers are, in reality, completely inaccessible. This presents an obvious problem for huge numbers of Americans.