“Nope, we won’t take her.” This is what
insurance companies in Florida said when asked whether they would
provide insurance coverage to a hypothetical applicant who had survived
rape, according to the rape survivor at the launch of the National Women’s Law Center’s campaign on women in health reform. NWLC asks: First, who was asking the question?
Second, why was the applicant’s history posed as a hypothetical? Third,
what can we do to change this dire situation?
Just as it is wrong to make better health care available only to those who can afford it, so too, it is wrong to make coverage contingent on a life that looks like the Brady Bunch. Good health care should not depend on wealth or hetero-patriarchy.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of several female Democratic senators demanding that health insurance disparities that impact women be eliminated as part of the health reform packages being debated in Congress.
Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.
Mike Lillis explains why at least one Senator thinks it is critical to include a public option in the bill that ultimately comes to the Senate floor for a vote.
This weekend my husband broke the news to me — his company is switching to a new health insurance plan…and our out-of-pocket expenses for giving birth will increase a 100 percent.
We must commit to an ongoing conversation that respects the desire for biological children while honoring reproductive justice. Faith communities can promote values that can guide moral and ethical decision making on the use of ARTs.
There was more to the President’s speech than denials of inclusion of illegal immigrants and denials of those denials. The speech was the sort of thing supporters of health care reform wish we’d heard months ago from the President.
It seems John McCain may have a lot of explaining to do about his position on contraception access and insurance coverage.