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.
The push for insurers in Washington to cover abortion if they offer maternity care ended due to a budget battle.
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.
Young adults ages 18 to 29 have long been disproportionately uninsured–and for longer period of time–when compared to those in other age groups. Health reform is helping change that.
The woman gunning for Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) job doesn’t believe that autism existsand the Senate is poised to slash the extra food stamp benefits in the stimulus before they expire.
Arizona may soon potentially ban health insurance companies that cover any public employee — from librarians to state workers — from covering abortion or any health services related to abortion.
What women legislators should have said: It’s time to start over with this so-called health care bill. We’re not buying your Hobson’s Choice and neither are the women of America. We know who we represent, and we’re here to fight for them.
Posing as a 34 year-old woman whose COBRA insurance was running out, this reporter went in search of an individual insurance plan that included maternity coverage in case of a future pregnancy and found not one, single plan in the entire state of Colorado that would cover maternity care.
Correction: In an earlier blog post, from last week, I wrote that the new DC Insurance Commissioner may have been responsible for allowing insurance companies to make contraceptive coverage non-mandatory under certain plans. The DC Insurance Commissioner responds – though birth control coverage is still not required coverage, for insurance companies operating in the district.
Support Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) who have launched a sign-on letter and ad campaign to stop the Stupak-Pitts amendment in health reform.
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