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BlogHer Participates in White House Roundtable on the Affordable Care Act

Editor's Note, 3/27/12: Melissa finished this post on her trip to the White House Affordable Care Act roundtable last week with a call for you to weigh in and share your story. As the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of various aspects of the act this week, we want to keep the BlogHer roundtable going. What's your insurance situation? How do you feel about the legislation? Share your story in the comments below. -- Julie Today, I attended a small roundtable discussion with 11 other women in the Roosevelt room at the White House. We talked about the Affordable Care Act and how it is playing out in the actual lives of women. Leading the discussion were Deputy Chief of Staff, Nancy-Ann DeParle, and Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy, Jeanne Lambrew. ...more
I'll be 60 years old this summer and I haven't had a job that provided insurance since the early ...more

911 Tapes Indicate Shooter Lied in Death of Trayvon Martin

[Editor's Note (updated March 20): Trayvon Martin, a black 17-year old boy, was shot and killed on February 26 on his way back from buying candy and ice tea at a Florida convenience store. A white neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, claims he shot the boy out of self-defense....more
I've been following this story since it first broke.  I've listened to several 911 tapes, and ...more

Nevada Caucus: Romney Wins; Paul's "Honest Rape" Comments

Mitt Romney won the Nevada Republican caucuses yesterday with 47.6 percent of the vote and a "a broad coalition of voters that included groups that he has struggled with in previous contests," according to the New York Times, which has him "solidifying his status as the front-runner" in the race to become the GOP presidential candidate this November. ...more
Medically speaking, conception after intercourse can take between 30 minutes to 5 or more days! ...more

Would This Private Social Network Help You + Your Family With Health Care?

Hi everyone,Does this sound familiar? I'm doctoring myself and my family via my smartphone, and it's not working. Take some events from the past month (the ones I'm allowed to share):* My 15-year-old's orthodontia requires cleanings and check-ups every six weeks * One of my siblings, who lives alone 3,000 miles away, had an incapacitating back injury* My mother had yet another mammogram ...more
If my parents were still alive and if I had health insurance to address my own health needs ...more

Huma, Don't Be a "Pakistani Good Wife"

Editor's note: After this post was published, the New York Times reported that Huma Abedin is pregnant. More updates below. Now that we’ve all stopped laughing about Weinergate, inquiring minds want to know: what will happen between Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife? In case you haven’t heard, his missus is, as CNN reports, Not a Typical Congressional Wife, but Huma Abedin, a 30-something Pakistani-Indian American and chief aide to Hillary Clinton....more

Oh the immaturity! Feminists call for Huma to divorce Anthony, not giving one iota of thought ...more

Women With Small Breasts Love Their Shape

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Most women with small breasts are happy with their breasts. In fact, I'd be willing to bet most of us absolutely adore our small breasts. If this New York Times article is any indication, what women with small breasts hate is not our natural shape, but the lack of sexy bras in cup sizes AA to B that aren't padded to the point of ridiculousness. If we wanted to go up a cup size we'd probably be considering implants, but the majority of women are not....more

I don't care what bra size women wear as long as what goes in them are real and not fake. For ...more