Tag Archives: healthcare

Friday Feminism – Important Stories This Week

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Letter No Veteran Should Ever Have To Write

The following letter was written by a veteran named Jason, in response to the House cutting $40 Billion from the food stamp program this month: My name is Jason. I turned 35 less than a week ago. My first job … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Turn to Legislating the “What If”

Texas Republicans, having realized how inept they are at governing for the here and now, have decided to begin legislating the “what if”; to no one’s surprise, the focus of their futuristic governing is… wait for it… us durned wimmin. … Continue reading

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Latest Headlines in the Republican War on Women 3/14/13

RH Reality Check: Utah Bill Requires More Personal Information for Abortion Than for Gun Purchases “A Utah bill that will require abortion providers to get more detailed information from their patients, including their race and the reason they are seeking … Continue reading

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What Paul Ryan Hopes You Gloss Over In His *New* Budget

This morning, Paul Ryan released a rehashed version of the “Path to Prosperity” – and it’s nearly identical to the Romney/Ryan economic blueprint roundly rejected by Americans in November. Medicare is turned into a voucher system, Medicaid is block-granted to the states, … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s Jolley Denies Women Contraception Because Some Guy Asked Him To

Conservatives still claim there’s no Republican war on women while their state legislators whittle away at our rights on a daily basis. Case in point: Oklahoma’s Clark Jolley, one right wing fool who slipped through the election cracks in November, … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Moving the First Amendment Goal Posts… Again

Religious leaders have joined together to fight the HHS contraception mandate since its announcement, claiming it infringes on their religious freedom. HHS has recently issued another revision in an attempt to accommodate religious institutions; but in a letter outlining his … Continue reading

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