I am quite concerned about the apparent confusion in the mainstream media between “feminism” and women’s rights and affirmative action. As a consequence media coverage of women’s rights seems narrowly focused on issues that concern upper middle class women – for example progress in appointing more women to high status positions (for example the increase in women doctors, lawyers, judges, CEOs, etc)....more
Sometimes you don't need to be psychic to see the future. Back in July, I wrote about why I couldn't support health care reform unless it included the full spectrum of reproductive rights, including abortion.
House Democrats broke into a paroxysm of self-congratulation for passing a health reform bill. By embracing the Stupak-Pitts amendment, however, they entered the women’s hall of shame. They had promised no more limitations based on preexisting conditions. But House leadership allowed a codicil: Except if you are a woman.
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:
“Opponents of health-care reform should be chanting "No more Medicare!"The arguments that have been made against the public option (a health
insurance plan sold and administered by the federal government) apply
with equal or greater force to Medicare.”