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Why "Free Birth Control" Is Not Free

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Let's call the birth control benefit what it is: Women's hard-earned insurance coverage. It's ours. We earned it. We pay for it. We deserve it.

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.

A Skeptic's Guide to Renters Insurance

Women & Co | Posted 05.19.2012 | Women
Women & Co

As a somewhat jaded insurance-purchaser, I set out to learn everything I could to avoid falling prey to a policy that provides less-than-sufficient coverage.

What to Do After a Tornado Strikes Your Town

Don McNay | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Don McNay

Disasters bring out the best in Americans. They dig in their pockets to help. It also brings out the worst in people wanting to make a quick buck.

World Bank Will Provide $1 Billion For Insurance In Mideast Investment

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The World Bank's political risk guarantee agency said on Monday it would mobilize about $1 billion for insurance coverage for countri...

Fail First Policy And Why It Will Likely Affect You Someday

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel P. Malito

Fail First policy, also called "step therapy," is the practice of forcing doctors to prescribe the least costly drug in any class to patients first, even if the physician wants to begin treatment with a different medication.

Sam Stein

Individual Mandate, Now Vilified By GOP, Was Supported By George H.W. Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though Republican lawmakers now vilify the individual mandate for health insurance coverage as unconstitutional, the provision has long roots in conse...

The Cost of Doing Nothing About Health Care

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Although the health care bill is disappointingly incomplete, it nevertheless does extend coverage to 30 million people currently without insurance and provides subsidies for them to purchase it.

Sam Stein

Gibbs Explains Why Obama Didn't Include Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House decided not to include a public option for insurance coverage in its final health care proposal because of concerns about vote count, ...

Insurance Runs Out For 12-Year-Old Boy Without Arm

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Benjamin French was born with his right arm missing below the elbow. In his 12 years, he has been fitted with seven prostheses. His most recent replac...

A Mammogram DIDN'T Save My Life

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

At 35, I had my first mammogram. It was clean as a whistle. At 36, I was diagnosed with three cancerous tumors in my right breast, two of which were larger than 2.5 centimeters.

Experts: Even With Reform, Health Care Insurers Will Likely Discriminate

The Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Any health-care overhaul that Congress and President Obama enact is likely to have as its centerpiece a fundamental reform: Insurers would not be allo...

Pray for Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck's predictions that health care reform would lead to government bureaucrats euthanizing people like his daughter are dead wrong, but we at Sojournors agree with Glenn on this point: God is the giver of life.

Sam Stein

Crisis: Nearly Five Million Adults Have Lost Insurance Since Sept. '08

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation tonight, a new survey provides a boost to his claim that the health care system is at a peril...

Sam Stein

Graham Open To Dem's Health Care Compromise, But Not Public Plan (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Lindsey Graham became the latest Republican and most conservative Senator yet to express a willingness to consider a compromise approach to he...