Surprise! The Supreme Court Just Saved the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court has smacked down a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, one that could have caused millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage. In a 6-3 decision, they ruled against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who argued that the federal government couldn’t provide subsidies for health… » 6/25/15 10:50am 6/25/15 10:50am

GOP Legislation Expands Birth Control Access (But Not Really) 

On Thursday, Republican Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) announced that they would sponsor legislation that would essentially let common forms of birth control (i.e. the pill) to be sold over the counter. According to the Huffington Post, The Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective… » 5/23/15 2:15pm 5/23/15 2:15pm

Notre Dame Again Loses Anti-Birth Control 'Religious Freedom' Appeal

An appeals court has once again told the University of Notre Dame that their religious freedom is not being compromised by the fact that they have to fill out a two-page form to get out of covering birth control. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled yesterday that the Obama Administration wasn’t… » 5/20/15 11:10am 5/20/15 11:10am

Health Insurance Companies Are Illegally Charging for Birth Control

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act is that birth control methods — be it pill, patch, shot, ring — are supposed to be covered by insurance companies without a co-pay or other charges. But two studies from the National Women’s Law Center have found that many insurance companies are still charging for… » 5/01/15 4:40pm 5/01/15 4:40pm

Lawyer Fighting Obamacare: 'Women and Minorities' Wrote a Bad Law

Today, Attorney Michael Carvin will argue before the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act—or "Obamacare" if you're so inclined—is unconstitutional on the grounds that complying with it causes his clients undue hardship. If he wins, millions will lose their insurance and President Obama's most sizable domestic… » 3/04/15 9:50am 3/04/15 9:50am

Kathleen Sebelius Might Be Running For Senator in Kansas

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week, it was seen as an inevitable attempt by the Obama Administration to blame someone for their embarrassingly "botched" roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov. But Sebelius isn't done yet: she could be considering a run for… » 4/16/14 11:40am 4/16/14 11:40am

Sorry, God: Catholic Schoolgirls Use Birth Control

Three anonymous women who attend the University of Notre Dame have been granted the right to intervene in the school's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate. The school claims that because the government has declared contraception basic care for women, their right to base other people's… » 1/17/14 10:00am 1/17/14 10:00am

Latest Obamacare Birth Control Cases Aren't as Bad as They Seem

Though it appeared that birth control-loving Americans had been dealt a swift kick to their genitals with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's decision to grant a temporary delay for some religiously affiliated groups who want exemption from the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate, the nuance of the call is actually much… » 1/02/14 3:10pm 1/02/14 3:10pm

Justice Sotomayor Pumps the Brakes on the Birth Control Mandate

On the cusp of pressing the reset button on our frenzied Gregorian existence, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave us all a frustrating New Year's Eve surprise by blocking the implementation of that tricky part of the Affordable Care Act that would have forced certain religiously affiliated organizations (ahem,… » 1/01/14 12:00pm 1/01/14 12:00pm

Michele Bachmann Claims She Lost Her Insurance Because THANKS OBAMA

Yesterday, Congressman and world's foremost authority on being a hateread made flesh Michele Bachmann appeared on CNN to discuss her favorite topic, "Obama Bad. More like Nobama (sits back crossing arms, raises eyebrows smugly)." During her appearance opposite strategist Paul Begala, she claimed that thanks to Obama… » 11/15/13 12:20pm 11/15/13 12:20pm

This Is the Week the US Government Told Poor Women to Fuck Off

Know what's even scarier than stumbling into a Walgreens at 3 am and witnessing a woman dressed as Miley Cyrus puking on a guy dressed up as Jesse Pinkman as a muzakal rendition of Silent Night plays over the loudspeaker? What conservatives in the government are doing — and have done — to low income women this week.… » 11/01/13 4:20pm 11/01/13 4:20pm

Jon Stewart's Latest 'Fuck You' Is So Big It Needs a Gospel Choir

Did you hear? The website glitches on the Obamacare enrollment site are so terrible that even Jon Stewart has turned against the White House. EVEN JON STEWART. Cancel it! Cancel it all! Cancel healthcare both public and private! CANCEL HEALTH IN GENERAL! All because Jon Stewart says something is lame. » 11/01/13 11:30am 11/01/13 11:30am

John Stossel: Women Are Hypochondriacs, Should Pay More for Healthcare

The fleshy casing for a sentient mustache that calls itself John Stossel offered up some brilliant social commentary on Fox & Friends this morning. In yet another fucking segment on conservative Obamacare fee-fees (because the segments will not stop until every conservative has been interviewed individually!),… » 10/31/13 8:30pm 10/31/13 8:30pm

Better Birth Control Could Save Taxpayers $12.5 Billion Per Year

These days, you can't swing an IUD around the US Capitol rotunda without hitting at least one politician who claims Americans are Taxed Enough Already!111! and in the same breath claim that both birth control and abortion are goddamn abominations (one of those politicians ran for Vice President last year!). Turns… » 10/23/13 1:20pm 10/23/13 1:20pm