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Here’s How Many People Could Lose Healthcare To Give Billionaires a Tax Break

According to a stunning estimate from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the GOP “health care bill” gives America’s 400 wealthiest households alone a $33 billion tax break – equivalent to the cost of Medicaid for 725,800 low-income Americans.

According to a stunning estimate from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the GOP “health care bill” gives America’s 400 wealthiest households alone a $33 billion tax break – ...

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How Heartless is the Senate’s ACA Repeal Bill? Let me count the ways

The Senate is said to have pushed the vote on their “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA) until after the July 4th recess. I say: good. It’s a bad bill that has nothing to do with promoting better health care.

The Senate is said to have pushed the vote on their “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA) until after the July 4th recess. I say: good. It’s a bad bill that has nothing to do with ...

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5 Steps to Save the ACA Before It’s Too Late

While everyone’s been distracted by Trump and Russia, Senate Republicans have been crafting their dangerous Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors — and they want to vote on it by the end of the month. This is not a drill.

While everyone’s been distracted by Trump and Russia, Senate Republicans have been crafting their dangerous Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors — and they want to vote on it by the end of the month. ...

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The ACA Repeal Is Back and Worse for Women Than Ever

UPDATE: The House is rushing to vote on ACA repeal today, May 4th, despite the fact that no one’s debated the latest repeal bill, the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t scored it, and members of Congress admit that they don’t even know what’s in it. The vote will be close, and every single member will count. Here are the Reps who are on the fence: call them and demand they vote NO on the ACA repeal. 

UPDATE: The House is rushing to vote on ACA repeal today, May 4th, despite the fact that no one’s debated the latest repeal bill, the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t scored it, and members of Congress ...

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Have You Experienced Sexism in the Medical System? Share Your Story!

Regular readers might have noticed that I haven’t been writing here at Feministing quite as frequently as usual over the last several months. That’s because I’ve been working on a book (my first!) about sex and gender bias in the American medical system.

Regular readers might have noticed that I haven’t been writing here at Feministing quite as frequently as usual over the last several months. That’s because I’ve been working on a book (my first!) about sex and gender ...

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Doctor pens anonymous essay recounting sexual misconduct in operating rooms

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

Badass Woman of the Day: Liberian 22-year-old saves family from Ebola

This is what resilience looks like. Fatu Kekula is a 22-year-old Liberian nurse-in-training who saved three out of four relatives who were struck by the Ebola virus. Unable to get them treatment at a hospital, Kekula spent two weeks caring for her father, mother, sister, and cousin on her own. Without any professional protective gear, she improvised her own system using trash bags and successfully avoided becoming infected herself. 

This is what resilience looks like. Fatu Kekula is a 22-year-old Liberian nurse-in-training who saved three out of four relatives who were struck by the Ebola virus. Unable to get them treatment at a hospital, Kekula spent two ...

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