Tag Archives: Health care

Total(ly awesome, trans rights) frat move

TweetThe Emerson College chapter of Phi Alpha Tau definitely wins my (highly prestigious) award for Best Frat Ever. The brothers have raised over $8,100 for a gender-confirming surgery for member Donnie Collins. It’s inexcusable that Donnie’s insurance refused to cover his procedure, and many people don’t have supportive institutions to turn to when money is [...]
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Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 5 Things You Can Do

TweetToday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I could (and will, sigh, later in the post) cite some scary and infuriating statistics about the presence of HIV/AIDS in the black community. It’s true that HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects people of color, not only in the U.S. but around the world. And there are a number of [...]
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Breaking: Obama administration proposes new contraception mandate policy

TweetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just announced the White House’s new proposal to maintain American women’s access to contraception without co-pays while appeasing employers who object to providing such insurance on religious grounds. The new rules would expand what organizations can qualify for the previously-established religious exemption but, like previous [...]
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OB/GYNs call for the pill to be available over-the-counter

TweetThis could be a game-changer, right? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recommended that oral contraceptives should be available without a prescription. Cost, access, and convenience issues are common reasons why women do not use contraception or use it inconsistently. There are no OCs currently approved for OTC access, but The College believes [...]
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Open letter to Elizabeth Warren on a prisoner’s right to medical transition

TweetDear Elizabeth Warren, It’s been a long time since I’ve been as excited about a political candidate as I am about you. You speak truth about income inequality in a way that is clear, honest, and heartfelt. At this point it scares me to trust a politician, but I believe you will do good work. [...]
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