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Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

It's Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.

More of California's Kids Have Dental Coverage, But Will They Have Care?

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

There is good news to report for California's children as we make our way through National Children's Dental Health Month: more kids than ever will have dental coverage in 2015.

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Plan To Beat Health Care Enrollment Expecations | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Willie Sutton supposedly said he robbed banks because that's where the money is. As the Obama administration tries to firm up the health...

One Thing That Every Smart Woman Should Do Now

Napala Pratini | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Napala Pratini

For many, medical needs will go above and beyond the standard preventive care amount and will have to come out of your pocket if you're uninsured. Factoring in the risk of the unexpected, therefore, indicates that signing up for health insurance now may save you money in the long run.

The Problem With Obamacare Isn't the Website

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Larissa Zimberoff

Is it possible to consider a single nationwide marketplace that would include every healthcare provider, every doctor and every hospital, so that people like me, people willing to foot the bill for better care, can and will. And people wanting lesser plans can go that route.

States Show the Difference It Makes to be 'ALL IN' for Health Coverage

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

The progress made in California and elsewhere to help families find affordable health coverage shows the nation what is possible when states and leaders are committed to making the best use of the new opportunities to genuinely help the families they serve.

Great News For Duke University's Transgender Community

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Duke University has now joined the growing list of universities and colleges that offer health insurance coverage for gender confirmation surgery for...

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

What No One Tells You: The Shame

Cathie Beck | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Cathie Beck

What I didn't see coming, what I did not expect, was how ashamed everyone is about their lack of health coverage. I've been caught off guard, these last weeks, when friends and acquaintances have cornered me and whispered of their own non-insured situations.

Affordable Care Act Trumps Recession's Impact on Health Insurance Coverage

John Bouman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
John Bouman

Overall, the rate and number of people without insurance coverage dropped in 2011 for the first time since 2007, in spite of the recession, contrary to most expert predictions.

Changing Course on the Hyde Amendment

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld bans in public funding and insurance coverage of abortion in three separate cases. Since then, these decisions have left millions of women unable to access legal healthcare when they need it.

Arthur Delaney

Total Number Of Americans In Poverty Swells To All-Time Record | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Even though the Great Recession technically ended in 2009, incomes fell, poverty rose and the number of Americans without health insuran...

Emerging Senate Health Bill Could Cause Job Discrimination Against Low-Income and Minority Workers

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

A piece of the health care bill that the Finance Committee's bipartisan negotiators are developing would discourage employers from hiring low-income and minority workers, women, and workers with disabilities.