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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 ...

In reversal, board says gynecologists may treat men

Yesterday Vero wrote about the “arbitrary, discriminatory, unnecessary, and dangerous” rule that obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) must only treat cisgender women if they plan on keeping their board certification. “There is no good reason why any physician should be barred from providing services they are qualified to provide,” she wrote, adding that it is was “worrying” how little thought the certifying board appeared to have given to trans folks or anyone existing outside of the gender binary.

Yesterday the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) released an updated statement clarifying the policy and listing a number of select cases in which certified physicians are “allowed” to treat men. As reported by the New York Times the statement reverses the earlier directive and says that Board members are ...

Yesterday Vero wrote about the “arbitrary, discriminatory, unnecessary, and dangerous” rule that obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) must only treat cisgender women if they plan on keeping their board certification. “There is no good reason why any physician should be barred from providing ...

Via Healthcare.gov

Forget the headlines: Here are 5 fundamental facts about Obamacare (with bonus GIFs)

1. You have until December 15th to sign up.

I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them is taking time.  But let’s be real: I’m probably going to be like this until the first deadline on December 14th:

And for people who are uninsured who want to avoid the $95 penalty, you have until March 31st to sign up.  Only the people who want coverage beginning on January 1st, have to sign up by December 15th.  We all procrastinate.  Most Americans will sign up at the very last minute.    

1. You have until December 15th to sign up.

I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them ...

Dear Journalists: Your privilege is clouding your perspective on Obamacare website glitches

If I see one more journalist symbolically log on to the Obamacare website, I’m going to scream. If you’re making faux calls into the call center, only to complain about the lack of hold music, as if that is what’s critically important here, you’re severely missing the point.

If I see one more journalist symbolically log on to the Obamacare website, I’m going to scream. If you’re making faux calls into the call center, only to complain about the lack of hold music, as if ...

Immigrants pay more into Medicare than they use

In fact, they are kind of paying for citizens hospital care. The New York Times reports:

“The study, led by researchers at Harvard Medical School, measured immigrants’ contributions to the part of Medicare that pays for hospital care, a trust fund that accounts for nearly half of the federal program’s revenue. It found that immigrants generated surpluses totaling $115 billion from 2002 to 2009. In comparison, the American-born population incurred a deficit of $28 billion over the same period.”

Why is this? Most people are arguing that immigrants tend to be young and working age, and therefore contribute more to taxes than the older citizen population. I would also argue that it’s because immigrants use medical services much less. Recently arrived immigrants 

In fact, they are kind of paying for citizens hospital care. The New York Times reports:

“The study, led by researchers at Harvard Medical School, measured immigrants’ contributions to the part of Medicare that pays for hospital care, ...

No Access. No Choice. Trapped

New TRAP laws force Virginia abortion clinic to close after 40 years of service

Earlier this month, the Virginia Board of Health voted 11 to 2 for new, irrational regulations on abortion clinics in the state, which many reproductive health and justice advocates correctly noted were intended not to make clinics safer for patients but to effectively erode access to abortion care in the state.

This weekend, the effects of such laws were felt loud and clear, as Hillcrest Clinic, the first South Hampton Roads medical facility ever to provide legal abortions, decided to close its doors for good after 40 years in business, noting that it would cost nearly $500,000 to meet the requirements set by the new law, including changing ventilation and temperature controls.

Since it opened in 1973 on 1600 E. ...

Earlier this month, the Virginia Board of Health voted 11 to 2 for new, irrational regulations on abortion clinics in the state, which many reproductive health and justice advocates correctly noted were intended not to make clinics ...

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