​Health Insurance Companies in California Must Cover Abortions

California state insurance officials have made quite the leap in women's reproductive rights, dictating that insurance companies cannot sell group plans that exclude abortion and reversing a previous decision that allowed two Catholic universities to exclude elective abortions from their health care plans. » 8/24/14 12:00pm 8/24/14 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

Finally, Some Good News from Missouri! Judge Blocks State Law to Deny…

Under what circumstances do you think you'd be induced to cheer (in a restrained way, no doubt) for the insidious insurance company that Roy Scheider runs in The Rainmaker? A federal judge may have (indirectly) answered that very tangential question for you on Friday by allaying certain insurance providers' fears and… » 12/22/12 2:00pm 12/22/12 2:00pm

Insurance Company Fined Over $1 Million for Covering Missourians'…

Leave it to anti-choice politicians to make the impossible happen: a story in which a gargantuan insurance company comes off as the good guy. The Missouri Department of Insurance is charging Aetna Life Insurance Co $1.5 million — its largest fine in state history — for, among other things, providing coverage for… » 9/27/12 4:15pm 9/27/12 4:15pm

Obamacare: One Less Reason to Get Married

Conservative pundits claim that the Affordable Care Act will deal a blow to freedom, to capitalism, to the economy, and probably to the baby Jesus and kittens, for good measure. But one traditionally conservative institution that's about to take a beating isn't getting much ink: marriage. Any way you slice it, the… » 6/29/12 5:15pm 6/29/12 5:15pm

Are Your Eggs Dying? Yes, Yes They Are. Thank God for Eggsurance.

For years, we've been hearing from everyone about our rapidly dwindling fertility, about how we're waiting too long, how we're running out of options, and on and on. But there wasn't much talk about what we should do about it—other than panic, of course. Well, now suddenly egg freezing is all we've got on our… » 5/31/12 11:50am 5/31/12 11:50am

At the Very Least, Marriage Might Keep You From Becoming a Wretched…

Marriage must be pretty great, considering it's the goal of nearly everyone in every romantic comedy ever written. Except then sitcoms teach us that, in fact, marriage is a huge drag that only leads to a lifetime of bickering and misery. So, which is it? Well, kind of both, according to a new study. Researchers found… » 5/31/12 10:25am 5/31/12 10:25am

Catholic University Drops Student Health Insurance Rather Than Pay for…

Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio has made the very interesting choice to stop offering health insurance coverage to its students come this fall rather than have to comply with the federal mandate that says its insurance plan must provide free contraception. The university said in a statement, » 5/17/12 10:50am 5/17/12 10:50am

You Can Look Forward to Playing a Workplace Version of the Hunger Games

Finding a job is hard enough these days. Then once you've got one, you've got to work your ass off while also dealing with office politics and annoying coworkers. Well, it's about to get even worse for some of you, because there's a growing trend among companies of encouraging their employees to compete in "fun"… » 5/03/12 1:15pm 5/03/12 1:15pm

Holy Christ, One in Four Americans Didn't Have Health Insurance Last…

Remember back during the heady days of the 2008 election—before the economy went into full meltdown mode—when all anyone could talk about was how fucked up our health insurance coverage in this country was? The news was all about how the current system was failing so many people, and even the Republicans agreed we… » 4/20/12 12:20pm 4/20/12 12:20pm

Ladies Who Can't Afford Birth Control Should Just Google It, Says…

Today's dispatch from the Dudes Who Know Nothing About Birth Control Giving Birth Control Advice Ledger: a Wisconsin Senator thinks that if a woman can't afford birth control, she should just Google it. And then, somehow, the women who previously could not afford birth control, not no way, not no how, will be able to… » 3/28/12 10:00am 3/28/12 10:00am

Sponsor of 'Show Your Boss Your Whore Pills' Bill Hijacks Mic at Press…

In an attempt to show the world that she's not a lunatic with terrible ideas, Arizona Republican State Representative Debbie Lesko stood in the back of a Democratic press conference yesterday and called everybody liars before hijacking a microphone. You know, standard non-lunatic with great ideas type stuff. » 3/22/12 4:30pm 3/22/12 4:30pm

Law Will Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Whore Pills

A proposed new law in Arizona would give employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons. And because Arizona's an at-will employment state, that means that bosses critical of their female employees' sex lives could fire them as… » 3/13/12 5:15pm 3/13/12 5:15pm

Pet Insurance Fraud Is A Good Indicator Of Forthcoming Apocalypse

If you needed any more evidence that the Greek debt-crisis is threatening to throw the world into economic and social turmoil, here it is: British people have taken to puppy-killing. Or puppy-maiming, but either way you look at it, this story represents the next phase in series of global disasters preceding 2012's… » 11/14/11 3:15pm 11/14/11 3:15pm

Judge Rules that Taxing Texas Strip Clubs Doesn't Violate Free Speech…

Last month, we reported on the court battle over a law in Texas that requires strip clubs to pay a so-called "pole tax" of $5 per patron. Club owners claimed that since nude dancing is a form of expression, the tax violated their right to free speech and were refusing to pay up. This week, the Texas Supreme Court… » 8/27/11 6:25pm 8/27/11 6:25pm