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The Women with Disabilities Who Fought For Your Health Care This Year

Mass "die-ins," three-day sit-ins, and countless arrests later, these activists say: "The fight for our lives is on for the foreseeable future.”
Robyn Powell
12.20.17
Opinion
Opinion

Hell Yeah: Sanders' Medicare-for-All Plan Would Guarantee Abortion Coverage

By including universal abortion coverage in his single-payer plan, Bernie Sanders is showing a significant commitment to protecting reproductive rights.
Sejal Singh
9.15.17
politics
politics

'It's Just the Right Thing to Do': Kamala Harris Sponsors Single-Payer Bill

Last night, the California senator announced her plans to co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill.
Gabby Bess
8.31.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

America's Health Care System Kills People—But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

In Australia, vital services like cancer treatments are free; in the US, countless people struggle to even get screened. We spoke to cancer patients in both countries about the drastic difference single-payer health insurance can make.
Gabby Bess
8.9.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

Trump's Leaked Birth Control Rollback Plan Would Be a Disaster for Women

“Think about it: Under this rule, bosses will be able to impose their personal beliefs on their female employees’ private medical decisions."
Kimberly Lawson
5.31.17
women's health
women's health

Trump Is the First President to Single Out a Health Care Provider in Budget

On the first page of his new budget proposal, Donald Trump has both named Planned Parenthood and called for its absolute defunding—among other cuts that disproportionally affect low income women.
Leila Ettachfini
5.23.17
politics
politics

Women's Health Week Isn't Anything to Celebrate Under Trump

Happy Women's Health Week! Here is a list of the most disastrous ways the Trump administration has attacked women's health care in the past year.
Callie Beusman
5.16.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Rape Victims Who Go to the Emergency Room Forced to Pay About $1,000 in Bills

A new study that examines the medical bills incurred by privately insured women who received emergency room care for rape offers a snapshot of just how expensive sexual assault can be.
Kimberly Lawson
4.21.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

Taking the Abortion Pill Without Visiting a Doctor Is Totally Safe, Study Finds

In the US, women are forced to take the abortion pill in the presence of a healthcare provider. A new study of 1000 women who received the pill in the mail suggests the regulations aren't neccessary to make sure the procedure safe and effective.
Gabby Bess
4.5.17
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saddest calendar on the internet

The ACA—and the Americans Who Rely on It—Will Live to See Another Day

This afternoon, Paul Ryan rushed to the White House to tell President Trump that, despite his ultimatum, they did not have the votes to pass his bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Amanda Arnold
3.24.17
saddest calendar on the internet
saddest calendar on the internet

Melania Thinks Seriously Ill Children Should Use the 'Gift of Nature' to Heal

The First Lady's recent comments are timed well with her husband's continued promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, threatening the health care coverage of more than 20 million people nationwide.
Amanda Arnold
3.3.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

How Repealing Obamacare Will Screw Over Women and LGBTQ People

Republicans in the Senate made the first step toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act early Thursday morning. We spoke with experts in women and LGBT people's health to find out how bad this could be.
Diana Tourjée
1.12.17