The House health care bill language, released today, includes a clause specifically outlawing the practice of treating domestic violence as a “pre-existing condition.”
Is the fact that women experience discrimination in regards to health insurance coverage even debatable at this point? It is critical at this point that health reform discussions must address the health issues that disproportionately affect women in this country.
As part of health care reform, Democrats vow to ban the practice of denying health insurance coverage to victims of domestic violence.
Why do we need a public option? Because profit drives insurance companies to complete and utter insanity causing them to claim that being the victim of domestic violence or being pregnant can be considered "pre-existing conditions."
Although it’s a relief that the public has finally stopped
victim-blaming with Rihanna, there’s little extrapolation of the lessons we’ve learned in this case to the larger social patterns that affect gender-based violence everywhere.
In Minnesota, lack of health insurance, lack of clinics, and factors like poverty, geographic isolation and even extreme winters all reduce rural women’s access to health care.
The Ugandan government plans to reintroduce and promote the female condom this fall, where it may give women another tool for safer sex negotiation and protection.
Are you a woman whose husband beat you upon learning you were pregnant, after suggesting abortion? If so, Missouri is on the verge of deciding that you are incompetent to make the decision about whether to terminate your pregnancy.
Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”
Asia McGowan, a 20-year-old student at Henry Ford Community College outside Detroit was murdered on campus by a man who’d stalked her. Why aren’t feminist resources for domestic violence and stalking available at community colleges?