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Put Medicaid On The Ballot. It’ll Win.

Last week, Maine became the first state in the country to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative. By a nearly 20-point margin, quintessentially-purple-state Maine voted overwhelmingly to extend healthcare coverage to up to 89,000 low-income people. It’s more proof that Americans think healthcare should be a right, not a privilege for the wealthy — and it’s a model for progressives who want to make that dream a reality.

Last week, Maine became the first state in the country to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative. By a nearly 20-point margin, quintessentially-purple-state Maine voted overwhelmingly ...

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Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Plan Must Include Abortion Coverage

Progressive should unite behind single-payer health care – but our plan must include overturning Hyde, or it will come at the cost of reproductive rights. Anything less would be a betrayal of the women who voted them into office.

Progressive should unite behind single-payer health care – but our plan must include overturning Hyde, or it will come at the cost of reproductive rights. Anything less would be a betrayal of the women who voted ...

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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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New Hampshire’s Planned Parenthood Defunded Because White Men Know Best

This post was originally published on the Community site.

Continuing the trend of white men having a lot to say about women’s health care, three Republicans on the New Hampshire Executive Council removed state funding from New Hampshire’s Planned Parenthood on Wednesday over the objections of the state’s pro-choice governor, Maggie Hassan.

This post was originally published on the Community site.

Continuing the trend of white men having a lot to say about women’s health care, three Republicans on the New Hampshire Executive Council removed state funding from ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google is overwhelmingly white and male.

A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google ...

#TransHealthcareNow: Why now is the time for the most vital form of trans inclusion

Conferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating.

Last Thursday the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) in New York City provided a happy off-ramp from the script of HX Refactored, a healthcare conference taking place in Manhattan, when they participated in a direct action on stage to advocate for trans-inclusive Medicaid coverage in New York. A banner was proudly unfurled, speeches were made, and everything flew off script—to the applause of many in the audience, no less, a hopeful sign if ever there was one. The state’s new health commissioner, Howard Zucker, bore ...

Conferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating.

Last Thursday the ...

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