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Bush Administration Still Can't Get Health Care Policy Right

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

The Bush Administration's 11th hour attempt to restrict access to reproductive health care is not only abusive, but also threatens everyone's access to other vital health care services.

Tom Daschle: Friend to Many Autism Families

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kirby

Senator Daschle is not anti-vaccine, but his record shows his willingness to question -- and even oppose -- vaccine makers and big pharmaceutical interests when it comes to protecting the rights of American medical consumers.

HHS Has "Failed Entirely" With Conscience Proposal, Says Planned Parenthood and ACLU

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The Bush administration quickly released proposed regulations that would have disastrous effects on health care consumers, in particular women seeking contraception.

Dollars for Deception: How Taxpayer Dollars Support Fake Clinics

Katherine Spillar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

One particularly odious proposed change to HHS regulations would make it even harder than it already is for poor women to get abortions -- or even contraception.

Video: Birth Control at Risk in Proposed HHS Regulation

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

A proposed new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services... would expand protections for providers who would deny women birth control and other reproductive health services.

End of the Innocence: McCain, Obama and Vaccines. Oh My!

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Will the next administration set serious goals of reversing the rate of autism diagnosis by the end of their term or just declare autism a national health emergency and let it go at that?

Congress to HHS: End the HIV Ban, Once and For All

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Earlier this year, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR), along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California, led a successful and histor...

Hillary and Cecile Richards: Basic Care for Millions of Women at Stake

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

I wanted to share an important op-ed on an issue that Hillary has taken the lead on.

NYT's Bob Herbert Says Pro-Choice is THE Issue on Countdown

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Undecided women voters are the key, and pro-choice values are a significant advantage in 2008, according to New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. Urges Opposition to HHS Regulations Redefining Contraception as Abortion

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

The battle to protect Americans' rights to access contraception in good conscience, based on long-standing and widely accepted medical science, got a big boost from

Leave the Hanger

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

The right-wing mission to legalize not doing your job continues. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out t...

Friday Talking Points [39] -- Republican Elitism Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For only the fourth (or fifth, depending on how you count) time in his presidency, George W. Bush had a veto overridden by both houses of Congress thi...