Please share and save an American woman…from herself. Written and produced by Kate Lambert. Directed, filmed and edited by Bobby Richards.
For generations, women have overcome obstacles, exceeded expectations and fought for equality. We fought discrimination in the health insurance market, where women have been considered a pre-existing condition and denied health coverage due to a previous Caesarean section or a history of domestic violence or rape. We fought to end the discriminatory practice of insurance companies charging women more than men for health coverage, simply because we are women. And we won: the health care law finally ends these odious practices.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that would cut Arizona’s funding to Planned Parenthood. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss similar political moves across the country and the real effects of defunding Planned Parenthood.
A federal judge today blocked the state of Texas from de-funding Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state, and excluding them from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program (WHP).
Sexually transmitted infections cost the U.S. health care system $17 billion every year — and that number doesn’t even take into account the amount STDs cost to individuals in short-term and long-term consequences. We need more funding to prevent and treat these infections.
On Fox News, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), author of the 2012 House Republican Budget, dismisses the critique of his budget’s draconian spending cuts leveled by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in a series of letters to Congress.
This video was posted soon after Obama initially signed health reform into law. Since it sounds like not much has changed regarding general confusion about how exactly it works, this video may still prove itself a useful guide. Note: Because this is from a couple of years ago, some details may be slightly outdated.
Health insurance should encourage heavy use of preventative care, and insure against medical bankruptcies. Pregnancies can go seriously wrong, and most wage earners cannot take an unexpected $75,000 hospital bill, in stride.
As we hold our breath to see how the Court will decide the fate of the ACA, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of health care reform for women living with HIV and affected by HIV.
With all the negative attention given to anti-choice legislation passed in Wisconsin recently and Senators saying silly things, it’s easy to look over the fact that Wisconsin is actually winning when it comes to innovation in contraceptive service delivery.