Health Care

Openly Incredulous Judge Questions Anti-Abortion Doc in Clinic Restriction Case

Openly Incredulous Judge Questions Anti-Abortion Doc in Clinic Restriction Case
In an unusual courtroom interaction, Wisconsin Judge William Conley openly questioned a witness' testimony. The witness, a doctor, was advocating for the more stringent abortion clinic restrictions just passed in the state, but stayed by Conley until the conclusion of the case.
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AL Gov Plays Politics with Medicaid Expansion

AL Gov Plays Politics with Medicaid Expansion
Alabama Governor Bentley has persisted in failing to offer hope for the uninsured poor in Alabama, through a Medicaid Expansion or otherwise. Behind the scenes, various insiders are passing rumors not to worry — he really will do it, just after the primary. Or after the general election.
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PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care

PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's refusal to expand Medicaid is literally imperiling thousands by denying them access to health care. And as memorial day approaches, there's one demographic we should pay special attention to: our nation's veterans. If anybody deserves care, it's the men and women who've fought for this country.
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Abortion Provider Stumps AL District Attorney, Attorney Literally Bangs Head on Podium

Abortion Provider Stumps AL District Attorney, Attorney Literally Bangs Head on Podium
Alabama's new TRAP (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers) law was always a bad idea – bad for women who now can't find a clinic in the state, and bad for Alabama women's health overall. And it was almost a pleasure seeing Alabama's Solicitor General struggle to defend the indefensible in court against an expert witness.
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The Real Republican Heathcare Death Panels

The Real Republican Heathcare Death Panels
The death panels are real and they’ve been found! Back in 2009 when the healthcare debate was at its most crazy, Republicans warned us that once Obamacare was passed, government officials would get to ration health care, and as a result, have control over the life and death of millions of Americans. They called the group of bureaucrats who supposedly got to make these decisions “death panels.”
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Trauma Leaves Police Unable to Work, But Gov't Refuses to Pay for Treatment

Trauma Leaves Police Unable to Work, But Gov't Refuses to Pay for Treatment
Police work is incredibly stressful. Whether from the day to day pressure, or from witnessing horrific events and their aftermath – like the Sandy Hook school shooting – officers are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. But commissioners and local governments strapped for cash are refusing to provide treatment.
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State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid

State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid
After 300 Missouri religious leaders interrupted House proceedings — 23 of whom were peaceably arrested — their voice was heard in its cry for Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Rep. Myron Neth didn't like their tone, and now pins its failed expansion on the protesters' lack of decorum.
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How the Right Wing is Killing Women

How the Right Wing is Killing Women
According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth.
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New Study Calls Out 17 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

New Study Calls Out 17 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer
A new study spotlights the ubiquity of environmental toxins, identifying 17 common chemicals that should be the target of breast cancer prevention efforts, and marking a "huge step forward" in the research called for by a federal committee.
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'I Should Not Have Had to Sue My Employer to Have a Healthy Pregnancy'

'I Should Not Have Had to Sue My Employer to Have a Healthy Pregnancy'
As a mother of three children, working in the manufacturing industry, I am truly in the minority: I'm one of 30 women in our facility and the only one with small children. Still, I hardly thought that in this day and age I would have to fight just to have a healthy pregnancy or continue breastfeeding after returning to work.
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