Tag Archives: Health care

The gene patent case before the Supreme Court is hugely important to women’s health

Tweet Ed. note: Katie is off this week, so Arikia Millikan is guest blogging in her place. Arikia is a Brooklyn-based journalist and former Wired editor who writes about science and technology. She was Nate Silver’s research assistant for the NY Times bestseller The Signal and the Noise. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a [...]
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Tell Congress that 15 years is way too long for immigrant women to wait for affordable health care

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America. By now you’ve probably heard a bit about the immigration reform bill [...]
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New report shows immigrants are about twice as likely to be uninsured

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and [...]
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Quick Hit: Gosnell’s clinic and the cost of dignity in health care

TweetAs we’ve already mentioned, the conservative claims of a liberal media “blackout” surrounding the trial of Kermit Gosnell are totally ridiculous. Feminist bloggers and journalists, including us, have been covering this terrible story from the beginning. Our own Lori wrote an article in the Grio two years ago on the racial segregation of Gosnell’s clinic and [...]
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Quick Hit: California bans insurance discrimination against trans* patients

TweetAs of yesterday, insurance companies in California can no longer discriminate against trans* patients, an essential step forward in light of the tremendous health disparities between trans* and cis people in the U.S. The Transgender Law Center reports: California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has issued guidance clarifying the obligations of California’s health plans [...]
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