(BLOGHER OPEN DEBATE) Should Birth Control be Free?

What if you didn't have to pay each month for birth control? What if birth control pills were free to every insurance-holder in America? The New York Times reported today on a possible change in the way birth control is handled by insurance companies. ...more
I think that all birth control: condoms, IUDs, the pill, etc., should be covered 100% by health ...more

Talking to the White House About the Impact of the Recession on Women

On this past Thursday, the White House hosted a small conference call for online media with senior administration officials to discuss the impact of the recession on women and how the Administration's agenda is affecting women. ...more

Absolutely there are. I'm sorry I didn't make sure to get that in - I have to say, they way ...more

Judicial Confirmations Lag Under Obama Administration

Last week, Jacquelyn Nguyen became the first Vietnamese-American judge to be confirmed by the US Senate for the Federal judiciary. That's a salutatory achievement to be sure, but it was made all the more remarkable by the fact that Nguyen is only the 11th of Pres. Obama's judicial nominees to win Senate confirmation....more

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Wal-Mart, Our Surprise Salvation, Part II

(The continuation of Dr. Patricia Allen's proposal that Wal-Mart administer the public option in health care reform. The first part is here.) Never one to shrink from audacity, Dr Pat, our Medical Mentor and Wise Woman called for recognition that Wal-Mart can be the solution to our health care crisis yesterday. Here is Part II of her compelling argument that Wal-Mart could actually make America healthier. ...more

Wal-Mart Could Be The Surprise Salvation of Health Reform; Part 1

by Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen In America, we have 43 million Americans without health insurance.Ultimately, the political infighting about our health care crisis isn’t the point. The possibility of solving it is. I am as surprised as you might be to be believing that the best hope lies with Wal-Mart.First, a few facts: ...more

On Healthcare, Older Women in Tightest Bind

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. ...more

Why we DO Need a New Regulatory Agency

by Elizabeth Warren At WVFC, we’ve often highlighted the work of Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel (who’s a Harvard Law professor, teaching contract law, bankruptcy and commercial law, in her copious free time).Via our friends at the financial watchdog ...more

Goldman Sachs: The Sweet Smell of Hypocrisy

by Kathleen Rogers ...more