Tag Archive | "health care reform"

Mothers of Intention — Thinking Edition

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Not that I don’t try to make all the Mothers of Intention features thinking posts — be they guest essays or a round-up of great posts I’ve found on my blogosphere journeys — but there’s some really deep thinking to …

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Three Reasons I Think My Head Will Explode

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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I usually do a good job of sticking to one topic in any given post.  But there is so much going on at the moment, I feel like my head will explode: 1. My very new friend Anissa, whom …

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Am I Angrier at Bart Stupak or Barack Obama?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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For years, we’ve had our eye on the Supreme Court, wondering with each new judicial appointment how that person would add to the mix on the longevity of reproductive rights, including the right to an abortion.  Who knew that some …

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Are 1,990 Pages Too Much Health Care Bill for You?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

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Even us wonks can’t really get through all of the health care bill — heck, I only made it to about page 400 in War and Peace. As the House of Representatives votes on the health care package today, if …

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All Politics are Personal

Friday, November 6, 2009

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While the PunditFamily is recovering from the swine flu, here’s a lighthearted reminder about the personal nature of politics! Which makes me wonder as I sit here among my  tissue boxes, meds and cups of tea — are the people …

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I am Not a Pre-Existing Condition

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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The National Women’s Law Center has made today a national day of action to call on our lawmakers to demand that they get rid of the ridiculous inequities in the health care system that impact women, calling their campaign “I …

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Not “America’s Next Great Pundit” — Yet!

Monday, November 2, 2009

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I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that I didn’t make the cut for finalists in the Washington Post’s “Next Great Pundit” contest. I’m not quite sure why the Washington Post is doing such a thing. Last time …

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Congress & Health Industry Lobbyists: They Make a Cozy Couple

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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It’s no secret that the insurance  industry has dispatched as many lobbyists as possible to prevent a public option from becoming a health care reality.  But did you know how really cozy Congress and the lobbyists are? Just something to …

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More Good Reasons Health Care Has to Change

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Why are women really being treated like second-class citizens in the world of health care and insurance? I don’t hear the women Senators and Representatives calling for an end to coverage for male-only maladies.  There is a serious lack of …

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Frontal Assault on Reproductive Health Care

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Senator Debbie Stabenow is on a roll for women’s health care.  First, she took on Senator Jon Kyl about his proposal that maternity care shouldn’t be provided for in the health care reform package: Then, Senator Stabenow contested the plan …

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How Much Reform Will There Be in President Obama’s Health Plan?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

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Polls taken immediately after President Obama’s health care speech to Congress indicate that many were pleased and excited about what he had to say about health reform. Congresswoman Maxine Waters thinks he hit it out of the park and rallied

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