Tag Archive | "health care"

Supreme Court and “Obamacare”: A Win/Win for American Families

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans …

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Rush Limbaugh & The GOP: You Can’t Take Back “Slut”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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The last two news cycles have been filled with reports of  Rush Limbaugh’s  so-called “apology” to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.  No doubt, you’ve all heard by now that Limbaugh’s faulty understanding of how the birth control pill works …

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Democrats to Court Suburban Moms. Will the GOP Come Calling, Too?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Women decide elections. That’s a fact that’s been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don’t want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women voters who happen to …

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Birth Control Fight Isn’t About Freedom of Religion

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Vocal Catholic bishops and members of the religious right community want America to think that President Obama has launched an all out assault on religion with the announcement that employer-provided health insurance policies have to cover birth control without a …

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Plan B & HPV Vaccines: Do Either of These Belong in a Presidential Race?

Friday, December 16, 2011

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In presidential campaigns, we expect to hear the candidates weigh in and spar on issues like the economy, taxes, military spending — those issues that impact all of us and which the federal government has some role in dealing with.  …

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Mothers of Intention — Uninsured and Pregnant, by Casey of Moosh in Indy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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I haven’t had any guest posts written specifically for Mothers of Intention for a while.  But when my friend Casey (you may know her better as Moosh in Indy) told me about her current insurance situation, I asked her …

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If You Can’t Trust Andy Griffith on Health Care, Who Can You Trust?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Come on — you know you trust Sheriff Andy! If Aunt Bea was still around, I think she’d like it how things are working out with Medicare better than they did with that medicine man!…

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I Could Have Told Walmart That Moms Are the Key to the 2010 Election

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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I don’t think I’ve ever specifically said that ‘Walmart moms’ are the key to the 2010 election.  But there have been plenty of studies showing that women in general, and mothers in particular, hold a lot of sway not just …

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WhyMommy’s Virtual Science Fair: China Edition

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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My friend Susan, better known around these parts of the bloggy-sphere as WhyMommy who writes at Toddler Planet, is one of my heroes because she doesn’t take any crap from cancer.  She’s having surgery today for a recurrence …

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Nothing is Going to Change Until We’re in the Room

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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White guy, white guy, white guy, white guy, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius, white guy, white guy, white guy who looks like he just ate a sour pickle. That’s my one line description of the health care summit the …

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If On-Air Posturing Gets Us a Step Closer to Health Care Reform, I’ll Take It

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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I could sit here and write a long post about all the reasons we need real reform (I’m starting to hate that word, but I don’t have a better one) — but our individual stories are the things that may …

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Political Quote of the Week

Friday, January 29, 2010

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on health care reform: “As I said to some friends … in the press, we will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence …

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