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This Week in the Fight for Marriage Equality: Health Care Rights Frame Latest Court Case

This Week in the Fight for Marriage Equality: Health Care Rights Frame Latest Court Case
Dozens of couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies faced by same-sex couples.
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Rick Callahan
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People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)

People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)
South Carolina is reaping the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and not just health-wise. Because of the mandate that 80% of premiums be used for actual care, customers are actually seeing rebates. That's money from health insurance coming back. Who's heard of such a thing?
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Western Nations Doing 'Almost Zero' to Combat Ebola Crisis: Expert

Western Nations Doing 'Almost Zero' to Combat Ebola Crisis: Expert
A top official with the global health organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, who has just toured the regions in west Africa most impacted by the ebola outbreak, says that western nations are doing far to little—"almost zero"—to combat the deadly disease and chastized nations capable of doing more for being selfish in their response to the growing crisis.
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Anti-Choice Zealots Say Their Own Actions Are Reason Enough to Keep North AL's Lone Clinic Closed

Anti-Choice Zealots Say Their Own Actions Are Reason Enough to Keep North AL's Lone Clinic Closed
Here's your logic: block the sidewalks, bus in scores of children, bellow at passersby through a bullhorn, and assault clinic escorts...and then complain about the "tension and violence" associated with the clinic. That's the noise clamoring out of the anti-choice movement of Huntsville, Alabama, as the zoning board heard their last-ditch effort to keep North Alabama's lone women's clinic from opening a new location.
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Denver Court Rules Once Again That Cancer Screenings and HIV Testing Aren't Actually Abortions

Denver Court Rules Once Again That Cancer Screenings and HIV Testing Aren't Actually Abortions
The Denver District Court dismissed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains last Monday. The suit, filed by former Lieutenant Governor and unsuccessful Senate candidate Jane Norton, alleged that the state violated an amendment to the state constitution that bars the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions — akin to the Hyde Amendment on the federal level.
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Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years

 Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years
How much of our hard-earned tax money are Republicans throwing away simply because of their Obama(care) Derangement Syndrome? According to a new study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — a shit-ton. Yeah, that's a technical term.
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Doctor Who Prescribed More Clozapine Than TX, NC and FL Combined Suspended by IL Medical Board

Doctor Who Prescribed More Clozapine Than TX, NC and FL Combined Suspended by IL Medical Board
Illinois medical regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of psychiatrist Michael Reinstein, who prescribed more of the most powerful and riskiest antipsychotic drug clozapine than any other doctor in the country. The board determined that Reinstein received "illegal direct and indirect remuneration" from the maker of generic clozapine; did not consider alternative treatments for his patients; and disregarded patients' well-being because of potentially life-threatening side effects of the drug.
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Charles Ornstein
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Ebola, Ignorance, and the Marketing of Fear

Ebola, Ignorance, and the Marketing of Fear
It takes a special kind of jerk to market fear and exploit public ignorance in the midst of a health emergency - and, sure enough, members of this repellent American subspecies are already flapping their yaps.
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Our Health Care Dead Matter Less Than War Dead?

Our Health Care Dead Matter Less Than War Dead?
We cannot stop people from getting sick or hurt, but we can stop killing them with our lack of action to change the system that snuffs out their lives.
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Another Anti-Obamacare Ad Fail in CO: Subject Actually HELPED by ACA

Another Anti-Obamacare Ad Fail in CO: Subject Actually HELPED by ACA
Another anti-Obamacare ad posted by Americans for Prosperity has failed to pass even a modicum of scrutiny. Turns out the lady at the center of the ad wasn't hurt by the ACA at all. In fact, her husband's high blood pressure medication was covered under Obama's signature legislation.
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