Posts tagged Health Care

A Dexter cancer patient featured in a conservative group’s TV ad campaign denouncing her new health care coverage as “unaffordable” will save more than $1,000 this year.

Do me a favor.

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.

That was fun when that doctor’s office denied ever having prescribed an allergy medicine to me after it was taken off of the market 15 years ago.

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:Guaranteed equality between men and womenA constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do soA declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizenA democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion An established right to due process and protection from tortureIn one stroke, Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years. This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!
 (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke, Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

rtamerica:

J&J gave doctors kickbacks for prescribing their drugs

You can get away with a lot if you pay the right people enough to look the other way.

So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

Today’s misleading ad from the Koch brothers is just more evidence that even billions of dollars can’t buy integrity
Sen. Mark Begich spokeswoman Rachel Barinbaum from Latest Koch Brothers Trickery: Actress Fakes Testimonial in Anti-Obamacare Ad

Sign the petition to Congress: We won't go back!

Medicare’s failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Just 913 internists, family medicine and general practice physicians cost taxpayers an extra $300 million in 2011 alone by disproportionately choosing name-brand drugs. These doctors each wrote at least 5,000 prescriptions that year, including refills, and ranked among the program’s most prolific prescribers.

Many of these physicians also have accepted thousands of dollars in promotional or consulting fees from drug companies, records show.

Stop the 20-Week Abortion Ban!

Senator Lindsey Graham must need a hobby. Despite the fact that fewer than 2 percent of abortions ever occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the senator is still trying to push for a ban on abortion after that point. Considering that when abortions happen that late in a pregnancy, they’re usually for medical reasons, Senator Graham is clearly willing to risk women’s health to get a handful of conservative votes.

It’s no coincidence, after all, that Senator Graham is up for reelection soon and that he’s struggling in the polls. This bill, which is based on a completely made-up medical “fact” that fetuses after 20 weeks of pregnancy can “feel pain,” is nothing more than a desperate attempt to woo uncertain conservative voters. But Senator Graham is putting real women’s lives on the l ine — and we can’t let that happen.

Under Roe v. Wade, abortion is already illegal after 24 weeks. This is a pathetic attempt on Sen. Graham’s part to try to legislate women’s bodies for the sake of political clout.

Sen. Graham needs to get a life and stay out of ours. Tell Congress to stop the 20-week abortion ban!

But the President’s concession is still dangerous because it opens the door for Republicans to argue that people ought to be able to choose whatever health insurance policy they want — next year and beyond. Not only would this undermine the minimum standards in the Act. It would also enable healthier people to leave those who are sicker or with pre-existing health problems behind in the new federal system. The obvious result would be to drive up premiums and costs of the federal system so high it couldn’t be maintained. Remember: The Act requires insurance companies to take people with pre-existing conditions and bars them from dropping policies of people who become seriously ill. Republicans have never supported this. They apparently don’t give a damn about these people, and don’t want healthier and younger people to have to subsidize them. They prefer social Darwinism, survival of the fittest.
Dr. Robert Reich on The White House tinkering with the Affordable Care Act