Tag Archives: healthcare

Reflecting On National Suicide Prevention Week

We all know that gun violence is rampant in America. Often forgotten in the gun control discussion are those who die by suicide: Guns are the method used in over 50% of all completed suicides. How many of these individuals might have lived, had a gun not been so easily available? – Read the full article

Hillary & Health Care

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that will allow millions of Americans who have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act to remain covered. Health insurance is a necessity for many Americans with pre-existing conditions. But for these same Americans, purchasing health care insurance without assistance is impossible. – Read the full article

ACA Big Win for President Obama’s Administration and His Legacy

No need to cancel that doctor’s appointment, you can keep your healthcare as adjudicated by the Supreme Court today in a 6 – 3 decision affirming Obamacare Affordable Care Act. For one moment, Chief Justice Roberts along with ‘flip-flop’ Justice Anthony Kennedy joined Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor to favor the best welfare and respect the overwhelming desire of the American people. – Read the full article

Bigots never recollect who’s sensibilities they offend…they’re lives depend upon it

Bigots rely upon other people’s decency to NOT treat them with the same horrific behavior and pain they inflict upon others. Conservatives, Tea-bags, Libertarians and of course Nazis, forget their lives frequently may depend upon the good character, they indisputably are deficient. – Read the full article

For Indiana’s Conservatives, Everyone Else is a 2nd Class Citizen

People are angered by Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence (R) signing the Religious Freedom law as a qualifier to extend the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, from organizations and groups to individuals. However, if you regularly consume the news like a good meal, you acknowledge the Hoosier state has charged backward with their attacks to specific classes of citizens. – Read the full article

Hobby Lobby and the Right’s Phony Christianity

As everyone has heard by now, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby against the contraceptives mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Samuel Alito (I will not call him “Justice”), attempted to cover the Supreme Court’s ass in the majority opinion by stating: “This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate, and should not be understood to mean that all insurance mandates, that is for blood transfusions or vaccinations, necessarily fail if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs.” Well isn’t that convenient, and also bullshit; the “Supreme” Court cannot make a decision like this, and believe it will not be used as precedent for future cases. – Read the full article

Ben Carson: Talking Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

As Dr. Ben Carson inches his way closer to a 2016 run for President, he’s trying desperately to sound like the grown up in the room, but he just can’t pull it off. After calling the veterans’ healthcare crisis “a gift from God”, Carson had this to say on (where else?) Fox News: “We need seriousness here rather than just political speak. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Important Stories This Week

Charlene Dill Florida made the news once again and as usual not in a good way.  Thirty-two year old, single mother, Charlene Dill, collapsed and died on a stranger’s floor late last month. She had a documented heart condition – the cause of her death – but was unable to get medical coverage due to Rick Scott’s refusal to take the federal Medicaid expansion funds. – Read the full article

The Face of Planned Parenthood

As a young well educated professional struggling to find a job with health insurance today, I find myself in need of affordable healthcare. Even with my current health insurance, I cannot afford the best plan. So, where do I go when I need care? – Read the full article

Pound of Makeup? Check. False Eyelashes? Check. Vet Your Guests?…OOPS!

This is pathetic, even by Fox standards: Evidently, after Salon’s Eric Stern exposed Sean Hannity’s ACA shoppers as completely bogus, Megyn Kelly decided she wasn’t getting caught in that trap. In a segment on her new show, the Kelly File, instead of thoroughly vetting her guests, she just issued a disclaimer, as Newshounds reports: Megyn Kelly announced at the beginning of her “Kelly File exclusive” last night that she wasn’t certain that the people she was presenting as Obamacare victims really had lost their insurance plans and their doctor because of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). – Read the full article

Only the Empty-Headed Will Fall For Republicans’ Half-Empty Table

I understand that Teapublitarian voters are a bunch of mindless rubes, but does Eric Cantor think the rest of America is just as stupid? This is a picture Cantor tweeted Tuesday morning, along with a few responses, courtesy of  Mediaite: Cantor’s not fooling anyone who has a fully functioning brain. – Read the full article

Where Was Anita Perry When Texas Women Needed Her?

Back in June, after weeks of protest culminating in an 11 hour filibuster by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (which was successful after state Republicans were caught red handed attempting to doctor the official time record), Governor Rick Perry called a special session in order to pass and sign one of the country’s most restrictive abortion bills into law. – Read the full article