Over the last few months, the Trump administration has begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, offering short-term private insurance as an alternative. We thought we’d check in with some people who worked in the industry before rules around pre-existing conditions and mental health parity were enacted: people…
In an essay published on CNN on Tuesday, tennis phenom Serena Williams revealed that she almost died from complications resulting from giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, by emergency C-section in September.
Last week I published a long story about my near-fatal bacterial infection six months ago, and the material benefits that kept me alive. Since the piece ran I have been completely overwhelmed by reader responses.
On the second Tuesday in June, I start to feel fluish. If this is 2016 and I’m still a freelance writer, I’m losing money immediately on the assignments I can’t complete because my vision is blurry and my thoughts are erratic. If this is 2013, I am soon taken off the roster at the cafe where I work.
In a characteristically cruel turn of events, on Thursday, the Trump administration announced an overhaul of the Department of Health and Human Services that will likely make it easier for doctors, nurses, and other health care workers to withhold their services on religious grounds. Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan,…
The Trump administration has made major headway toward allowing states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients, tying the two together for the first time in the program’s 52-year history.
Jose Guevara is undocumented. He’s queer. He’s fighting cancer, a pre-existing condition that, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, he’s battling with health insurance provided by his mother’s employer.
In its signature
dictatorship[REDACTED] authoritarian preference of democratic governing style, the Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words in their budget documents. The words are: “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,”…
With many of the babies born with Zika virus-related developmental issues growing out of infancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new study of that group, finding that toddlers born with Zika are unable to sit, hold their heads up, or speak.
On November 6, Karla Aranda picked up a frantic phone call from an inmate in an immigrant jail in the California desert. Aranda’s husband was in that jail, too, and the inmate told her an ambulance had taken him away.
On Wednesday, Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled that the state’s law severely restricting a type of second-trimester abortion procedure is unconstitutional, the New York Times reports.
I had my first migraine when I was 10, on vacation with my dad at a resort in France. Being with my dad and his wife always meant pretending to cope, which turns out to be good preparation for life as a migraine sufferer. The migraine got serious while I was trying to drink a Coke float. The fake whipped cream on top,…
Out today digitally is the very cool new box-set 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood, which includes a collection of 7-inch vinyl records featuring new music, live performances, spoken word and comedy.
Several states are banding together to file a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to kill off subsidies crucial to Obamacare, which help decrease medical expenses for millions around the country.
A few hours after Donald Trump signed an executive order laying the groundwork for depleted health care plans down the road, the White House confirmed reports on Thursday that the Trump administration will be ending federal subsidies for health insurers that help millions of low-income Americans afford health care by…
Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?