At long last, the two Democratic candidates you’re paying attention to are actively, substantively beefing, and it is wonderful. Hillary Clinton’s campaign decided this week to start attacking Bernie Sanders’ record on healthcare, leading the Sanders team to tweet an actual thank-you note Clinton once wrote Sanders on…
Employees of Norwegian Cruise Lines were recently notified without warning or explanation that they would no longer have access to emergency contraceptives—for free or for purchase—unless they had been raped or sexually assaulted. The change went into effect on November 1.
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released a number of policy proposals specifically aimed at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Veteran’s Health Administration. Among these proposals include a special focus on increasing quality of care for women and transgender veterans.
Texas’ Health & Human Services Commission announced Monday that it will terminate the Medicaid contracts for all Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. The move, which will definitely be challenged in court, would cut off thousands of poor women from preventive care like Well Woman exams, HIV tests and birth control.
Jessica Mann, a 33-year-old social worker, is in her third trimester of pregnancy with her third child. Instead of resting and getting ready for the baby, she is fighting a battle with her Catholic hospital, which has refused to grant her a potentially life-saving procedure.
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…
Three federal agencies issued a pointed set of “clarifications” Monday, basically reminding health insurance companies that under the Affordable Care Act, they really do have to cover birth control without a co-pay or deductible. No, seriously. The same goes for “well woman” exams, preventive services for transgender…
Remember when Barack Obama announced that the Affordable Care Act would include a birth control mandate that gives women access to birth control for the lovely cost of free? That was great. Those guidelines kicked in on August 1 of 2012, but now, more than two years later, some women are still paying for their…
Last fall, Indian Health Service, the federal agency charged with administering healthcare on tribal lands, announced that it would finally make Plan B available over the counter.
What's the last place on Earth you would ever expect a mother to be thrown out of for breastfeeding her child?
Marketers have access to more consumer information than ever (even if some of it's outdated garbage). But advances is analytics are currently creeping toward health care. Are you ready for your insurer to know how many cars you own?
A Canadian woman recorded herself having a stroke, hoping it would help prove to doctors that her symptoms were not just a result of stress.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board announced that transgender people seeking sex reassignment surgery are now allowed to have those surgeries paid for by their Medicare coverage.
According to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 26% of women have delayed or avoided medical care in the past year, compared to just 20% of men. Unsurprisingly, low-income and uninsured women are the most likely to put off necessary treatments and preventative care.
Today's the last day to sign up for Obamacare if you're planning on using the healthcare.gov website. Unfortunately for people who tried to log onto the website during the wee hours of the morning today, that wasn't possible for a few hours. Because the website was down.
How much does it cost to have a baby? Enough to keep failing New York City hospitals afloat, according to a new report.
Everything is disgusting and we're all going to die of something at some point. That being said, just because everything's already kind of disgusting doesn't mean we shouldn't strive, as a society, to be less gross. One place we could start is doctor's stethoscopes.
Healthy living isn't easy. For some, it comes naturally, but for those folks who are already overweight—large enough that it's difficult or even painful to do what thinner people can do—it's even tougher to get started. Here are some tips to help.
This story (warning: traumatic birth story) really put a lump in my throat and a rage in my morning. If you haven't heard, the CEO of AOL justified cutting employee benefits based on two "distressed babies" that put too much of a burden on their healthcare plan, basically. He says he was just using that as an example…
In late August 2012, a Columbus, Ohio father of three noticed something strange as he sat down at the computer. His wife, who had just been using it, had forgotten to sign out of her Facebook account. There was a message waiting for her.