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Is Health Care Too Expensive?

Is Health Care Too Expensive?
Most people have an opinion about our health care system and its costs, but most people don’t know any more than I do. In fact, wrong ideas a bout the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) are responsible for most of the opposition to it.
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OR Awarded $45 Million Grant to Model Health Care Reform

OR Awarded $45 Million Grant to Model Health Care Reform
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it's giving Oregon a $45 million grant to help spread the changes beyond the Medicaid population and share information with other states, making it one of only six states to earn a State Innovation Model grant.
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You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects
Of the 750 chemicals that can be used in the fracking process, more than 650 of them are toxic or carcinogens, according to a report filed with the U.S. House of Representatives in April 2011.
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AIDS Council to CDC: Stop Criminalizing HIV/AIDS Patients

AIDS Council to CDC: Stop Criminalizing HIV/AIDS Patients
PACHA is also requesting that state and federal authorities review the cases of persons convicted under such laws and overturn convictions if deemed appropriate. The group is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “issue a clear statement addressing the growing evidence that HIV criminalization and punishments are counterproductive and undermine current HIV testing and prevention priorities.”
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Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest
Rep. Amy Stephens (R-Colorado Springs) argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a Class 3 felony.
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Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table

Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table
Dr. Mark Wallace, who directs the county’s health department, explained to commissioners on at least three separate occasions that Plan B contraception can not abort a fertilized egg. He objected to Garcia’s proposal to include any language in the county’s Title X contract that would suggest Plan B was an abortion drug.
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Native American Women Struggle to Gain Access to Emergency Contraception

Native American Women Struggle to Gain Access to Emergency Contraception
In face of inaction on emergency-contraception access, Native American women are being forced to turn to their own "Plan B" in order to prevent unintended pregnancies.
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Truth Fail: Investigating Anti-Choice Propaganda

Truth Fail: Investigating Anti-Choice Propaganda
CPCs often set up shop right next to abortion providers hoping that a person arriving for their appointment will accidentally walk into a CPC office instead.
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Suggested Name Change for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Suggested Name Change for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS is a common disorder that affects approximately 5 million reproductive-aged women in the United States. Women with PCOS have difficulty becoming pregnant due to hormone imbalances.
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Oh Great, More CEOs Telling Us We Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Oh Great, More CEOs Telling Us We Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare
Someone needs to tell these CEOs 8.9 percent of American seniors already live in poverty, while 5.4 percent are on the edge. The average Social Security recipient collects $1,164 per month.
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