Hillsborough County, Fla., has suspended four fire-rescue medics for refusing to give a black 30-year-old woman suffering stroke symptoms a ride in an ambulance.
In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a Texas state law restricting access to abortion was unconstitutional. If that decision were to be overturned by a future Supreme Court case (something anti-abortion advocates are working toward), states could once again enforce such laws.
Here we go again, y’all!
Last night, on my twitter feed, i was seeing lots of talk (for the obvious reasons!) about the current action (Graham-Cassidy) to repeal/replace/otherwise muck up the ACA.
On one hand, it would be great if our legislators and their staff had to use the same healthcare that so many Americans have to use and are fearful of losing. On the other hand, what’s the point if they’re going to lose it anyway? I’m sick to death of this. What’s next? My neighbors are all poor people, many of whom…
In the early hours of Friday morning, the Senate narrowly struck down a “slimmed down” healthcare replacement bill that would leave 15 million more uninsured in 2018, with Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins splitting from party lines to vote against the Republican-backed measure.
HAHAHHAHAHAHAAH They’ll have to share, because fiscal responsibility.
This is Republican senator Jerry Moran, of Kansas.
—Protection for people with preexisting conditions is destroyed. Senate Republicans claim in their talking points that the measure protects people with preexisting conditions from being denied coverage or priced out of the market. Don’t believe them. As Gene Sperling, a former economist for the Clinton and Obama…
So, growing up I was in and out of the doctors and hospitals all the time due to endometriosis, allergies, and asthma. I can’t remember a year I didn’t end up in the hospital for some period of time. And, by the time, I was 12 or so, it was basically a monthly (if not weekly thing). Anyone else relate?
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that, months after researchers published findings indicating Texas has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States and the developed word, Texas lawmakers failed to take significant steps to address the issue before the end of their legislative session.…
If you take birth control pills and are sick of visiting your doctor just to get prescription refills approved, or you’d like to start but can’t find a doctor you trust, there is a better way. These apps and websites have your back.
No matter how fast medicine moves us towards treatments, preventive medicine will always be the most effective and cheapest way to keep healthy. In this post, we’ll run down some common women’s health screening tests, when you should get them, and what you’re in for when you walk in.
Maya Dusenbery, a writer for Grey’s Anatomy, and the author of the powerful Elle magazine article that Notorious GIGI posted over the weekend, is writing a book on gender bias in the US healthcare system and is looking for people to share their stories.
Social assistance is a touchy topic. Some think it’s a necessary part of improving the poverty problem; others think it’s what’s making our economy weak in the first place. But we’re not here to debate. We just want to know: if you used government-funded assistance, did it actually help you?
If we really do want to open a fake fake abortion clinic we'll need to raise money. I believe that happens on these here tubes in the forms of crowd sourcing accounts and fake websites and the like. This would be fun, but people could trace the money back to us. That would make siphoning off conservative money…
If you're anywhere near Philadelphia tomorrow and you are interested in issues around incarceration, you should check out Beyond the Walls: Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Michelle Alexander is the Keynote Speaker.