The Unseen Disability

I received this letter on the online organizing tool “Dashboard“, which is used for the Obama re-election campaign. While I have edited the spelling and punctuation, I think her words and grammar speak exactly to the frustration and pain of many of the country’s disabled. This post is to give her voice, and to let…

Health Care IS A Right!

Listening to the news with half an ear the other day, I was astonished to hear someone deprecatingly remarking that the federal government had gone and made Health Care a right. While not surprised that someone considered health care a right of the citizens of this country, I was totally astounded to find out someone…

Birth Control Debate

The birth control debate, whether or not the “pill” should be provided as a covered medication by insurance companies, has opened that tired old can of worms regarding sex and sexuality. It has also shown that leaders in our country remain “paternal” in their attitudes towards women and their care. No elected official would tell…

Peering Through The Smoke

Image via Wikipedia As the Affordable Care Act continues to progress, in a somewhat lumbering yet steady manner, the individual mandate included in the bill continues to come under attack. While insurance companiesĀ and some candidates are busy claiming that this mandate would be burdensome, and increase the cost of coverage, in reality they are using…

ACA Tax Provisions

The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as the ACA, was a milestone in healthcare coverage for the nation. While many have railed against the need for mandatory participation, the tax provisions that are in place are helping people this very moment. The ACA was a huge and bulky piece of legislation, and many did…