Tag Archives: health care reform

Hobby Lobby and the war on poor women

Tweet Years ago, my doctor prescribed oral contraceptives after I was hospitalized from a ruptured ovarian cyst. I had insurance through my employer at the time and paid a modest monthly copay of $10. When we switched insurance plans during an enrollment period, my coverage lapsed and I had to pay out of pocket for [...]
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Video: How Obamacare is a win for women

TweetBack when the media was in a frenzy over the Obamacare Web site “glitches,” I wrote a post about how they were missing the point. Access to affordable healthcare is life changing and once the Web site got fixed, which it did, people would sign up in droves. Nearly 9 million did. Women no longer [...]
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Black Americans and single mothers disproportionately affected by states refusing to expand Medicaid

TweetA New York Times analysis has found that the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care reform legislation, will leave out two thirds of poor black folks and single mothers, and more than half of uninsured low-wage workers: Because they live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast [...]
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What you need to know about the government shutdown

TweetA small faction of the Republican party in the House of Representatives has finally done what they’ve always wanted: shut down the government. As of midnight, the federal government has been shut down because Congress failed to pass a bill that would continue funding it. Speaker of the House John Boehner refused to bring a [...]
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Watch: Nurses offer some real talk on Obamacare

TweetThe quick and dirty breakdown of one of the most significant laws affecting our generation in 90 seconds. h/t Upworthy Update: Transcript after the jump thanks to commenter Katie.  Tweet
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