Last week, BlogHer asked you about your concerns and questions on the topic of women's health in America, and we took your questions with us to the White House last Thursday for the Women's Health Town Hall. With the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act looming in the background -- a decision is expected sometime in June -- the topics ranged from the financial side of health care to understanding how the law affects various communities.
BlogHer will be going to a Women's Health Townhall at the White House on June 7 -- and we're bringing your questions with us! What would you ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services about the current state of health care in America? Kathleen Sebelius has answered BlogHers' questions before -- and now she's offering to do so again.
by Chris Lombardi
It's been a summer of shouting about health care, and health insurance. Now, with President Obama about to address the issue to a joint session of Congress, some new studies — one by a nonprofit think tank, one from the federal Department of Health and Human Services — suggest that for older women, the outcome of all this debate matters more than most.
(Image: Source Zimbio.
Photo by None/Getty Images North America. Taken at a a live taping of
Meet the Press at NBC Studios July 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. Even
Carly Fiorina, a top McCain surrogate, called birth control a choice.)
In other women's rights trampling, the Bush Administration is doing
the quick step to achieve as many of its oppressive agenda points as
possible before the President's term ends. This week's big move?
Removing the blockade and letting anti-choice activists storm the
health care castle in order to not only block women from getting
abortions that are, for the record, still legal, but also could
classify contraception products as abortions and enable "objectors" to
prevent women from accessing those too.
They call it "preventing discrimination" in hiring on the basis of
"religious belief" but it's clear---after reading all 39 pages of the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rule
document---what it really is: trying to cut the legs out from under Roe
What does the document say? (Click here to read the complete PDF, provided courtesy of RH Reality Check.)