This past Tuesday, Senator Sessions (R-AL) literally badgers a mother forced into bankruptcy by her son’s illness and death from cystic fibrosis because she didn’t fill out a computer form correctly.
When some women are literally begging their midwife not to transfer them to a hospital because they can’t afford to pay the costs associated with a hospital birth, or women must spend part of their pregnancy searching for ways to pay for prenatal care instead of actually getting the care they need, we’re talking about a crisis of coverage in this country.
The President’s speech was impressive, but as John Nichols of the Nation observed, hardly a rousing “to-the-barricades” oration. The proposed “limited public exchange” is not what supporters had in mind but won’t “threaten” insurance companies.
Patients need to know what health care will cost
them, and in my experience, public insurance is more up-front about
what will be covered and how much coverage there will be.
I’m too old to get the HPV vaccine. Is it worth shelling out $600 for? And is it really fair that I’m considered "too old" in the first place?
John McCain’s plan to deregulate the health care industry would erode important state insurance requirements aimed at protecting women’s access to basic health needs.
Have we reached a turning point during this election in the nasty wedge politics of abortion?; Women buying health insurance policies pay a penalty; Colorado personhood amendment could result in outlawing of contraception; Report cites HHS for “impermissible” grants to abstinence-only programs.