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PHB: President Directs HHS to Expand Rights of LGBT Families Under Medicaid, Medicare

The President directs HHS to expand the rights of LGBT families under Medicaid and Medicare.

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Recipe for a Successful Medicaid Family Planning Program

Primary preventive health care delivery is changing. To move closer to universal access to reproductive health care, providers and supporters must seize the opportunity.

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(UPDATED) The Health Care Bill and Women’s Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Today, President Obama will sign into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  An initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women’s health and rights.

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(VIDEO) Sen. Sherrod Brown Debunks “Republican Myths and Scare Tactics” in Health Reform

In this video, Senator Sherrod Brown debunks Republican “myths and scare tactics” on Medicare, Medicaid, and other issues.

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Is Senator Coburn a Closet Pro-Choicer?

Coburn says "health care should be about your needs and your health and the decisions made between you and your doctor," and the government shouldn’t get involved in making decisions for you.  Uh-huh.  We’ve been saying that for a a long time.

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Weekly Pulse: Senate Prepares to Cast First Votes

The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on proposed amendments to the health care reform bill today. It takes 60 votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the health care bill will never pass. It’s a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues, however.

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How Congress is Putting Your Breast Health at Risk

Pink ribbons, walkathons, commercials. Breast cancer month is coming to an end and, as a breast cancer survivor, I know all too well that the importance of early detection cannot be stressed enough.

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(Video) Reid Says Senate Health Reform Bill Will Include “Opt-Out” Public Option: Baucus Now Supports It

In a press conference at 3:15 pm today on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the Senate will include an “opt-out” public option in its version of the health care reform bill. States would have the ability to “opt-out” of participating in the plan. Shortly thereafter, Senator Max Baucus, a key Democrat who earlier had stated opposition to a public option, released a statement in support of it.

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Weiner Calls on GOP Opponents of the Public Option to Give Up Their Medicare

Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is calling on 55 Republican members of Congress who oppose the public option–but are currently enrolled in one themselves–to give up their government-funded insurance.

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Daily Pulse: “I Love My Socialist Kidney”

To most Americans, single-payer health care seems like political science fiction, but most don’t realize we already have single-payer options: Medicare (for the aged) and Medicaid (for the poor). Jennifer Nix knows first hand about single payer….

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