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Karma Is A Liberal Bitch: The Uninsured Rate Is Rising For Republicans (But Not Democrats)

If there’s one thing liberals want more than anything else in the world, it’s for conservatives to suffer the consequences of voting Republican and leave the rest of out of their suicide pact. And according to Vox, at least as far as having health insurance, we may be getting what we want: The …Continue reading […]

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Arizona Republicans Are Using Shaming Tactics To Stop Abortions

Republican lawmakers in Arizona put forth Senate Bill 1394 that seeks to require more information about why a woman is getting an abortion. There are 11 proposed check boxes for women to look over and decide what best suits their decision to end their pregnancy. Reasons include: rape, extramarital …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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You Can Now Get Free Cervical Cancer Exams In …”The Box”

Scary fact: More women are dying from cervical cancer than initially predicted. But don’t worry though, health care for women is a priority of this administration, right? Oh …. Wait. There’s that war on women’s health care happening so we’re really looking for a revolution. Because the stats are …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Husband Stitch? Seriously Go F*ck Yourself, Man

Women are objectified everywhere we go — even at the doctor’s office. We are faced with a misogynist system where the qualifications of our vaginas are questioned. One area where this is painfully clear is with childbirth. There is far too much fear surrounding the very act that women were …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Gets Excellent Bill of Health and Women Cannot Stop Laughing

President Donald Trump received an “excellent” bill of health by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson. We couldn’t have expected anything less than excellent because it’s become common to use superlatives when describing 45 — at least and especially by 45 himself. Before we go questioning …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Media is Not Reporting on What the Democrats Really Stand For

The Banter Long Read: The current common wisdom is that the Democratic Party doesn’t actually stand for anything other than running against Trump. The right wing says it. The Purity Left says it. The “liberal” media says it. So many people say it just has to be true. Except for the part where …Continue reading Continue […]

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The CDC Wants to Prepare Americans for a Nuclear Strike

In what serves as a very sad commentary on the current state of geopolitical affairs, the US Centers for Disease Control will hold a special session later this month to discuss ways in which American citizens should plan and prepare for nuclear war. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The CDC Wants to Prepare Americans for a Nuclear Strike

In what serves as a very sad commentary on the current state of geopolitical affairs, the US Centers for Disease Control will hold a special session later this month to discuss ways in which American citizens should plan and prepare for nuclear war. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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RPG Lets You Beat Up Monsters To Pay For Health Care

Rxcovery is an RPG about a hospital patient with only 30 minutes left on life support. Players explore a hospital full of monsters in order to raise enough money to save their character’s life. It’s a tense combination of turn-based combat and maze-like level design and this week’s Indie Pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Get Last Minute Health Insurance With These Extensions to ACA Open Enrollment

The deadline to buy insurance from healthcare.gov has passed, but millions of Americans qualify for extensions to buy insurance now. Some states set their own deadlines for January, and there are special provisions for people affected by this year’s hurricanes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About the CDC’s ‘Banned’ Words

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that CDC officials told staff to keep seven terms out of budget documents: fetus, diversity, transgender, vulnerable, entitlement, science-based, and evidence-based. These words are matter-of-fact to most scientists, but to politicians, they are political.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Prescription Drugs Are Sometimes Cheaper If You Don’t Use Your Insurance

Prescription drug prices are so opaque, volatile, and all-around messed up that sometimes you can get a better deal by just pretending you don’t even have insurance. A ProPublica report says this may be the case up to 10 percent of the time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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PSA: Sign Up for Health Insurance Now

The open enrollment period on healthcare.gov ends December 15, and the current administration is hoping you forget all about it. And yes, the Affordable Care Act is still fully in effect, so take advantage while it lasts. Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been stalling:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Senate’s New Tax Bill Could Raise Your Health Insurance Premiums, Again

The latest tax bill being proposed by GOP senators contains a teensy detail that would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, just after we thought Trumpcare was dead for good (we never really thought that, though, right?) here comes a smaller, sneaky version.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All

Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People

2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd reason.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Sign Up for Health Insurance This Year

Believe it or not, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect. Most people who don’t have coverage through work can buy a plan off the Marketplace (the so-called “Obamacare plans”) for $100/month or less, starting November 1. Signing up is trickier this year, though, so we’ve put together a guide with the most…Read more… […]

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