Tag Archives: Women

A quiz!

See how much you know about women.

Mess with Social Security and you mess with a bunch of women

What War on Women, you ask? From Laura Barbato at Ms. Magazine’s blog:

During the 1930s, the decade in which it was devised, at least half of American senior citizens lived in poverty; today, that percentage has dwindled to about 9 percent.

You have Frances Perkins, the first woman Secretary of Labor (actually the first woman to hold any Cabinet post), to thank for that.

Well, THIS bites it.

Ladies? What does Obamacare mean for you, really?

I have a new monthly column at Connecticut Health I-Team. You can read it here.

Girls? Feel the tingle?

As of today, a host of preventive healthcare services for women should be offered without cost, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, those services include:

  • Well-woman visits.
  • Gestational diabetes screening that helps protect pregnant women from one of the most serious pregnancy-related diseases.
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling.
  • FDA-approved contraceptive methods, and contraceptive education and counseling.
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.
  • HPV DNA testing, for women 30 or older.
  • Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually-active women.
  • HIV screening and counseling for sexually-active women.

Look around you. Do you see American society crumbling? No. You do not. To find out when you will begin receiving coverage for the women’s preventive services without cost sharing, go here.

And thanks, Leftover for that link.

From a wise 8-year old:

You can read more here.

Well, THIS stinks.

You can read more about The Commonwealth Fund report here.

I just wrote about this for C-HIT. I’ll let you know when it runs.