Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, November 9, 2009
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz states the Republicans are clueless on women's issues (Video)
And she is right.
Monday, September 21, 2009
From the Today Show, one thing I can say is that this woman is very courageous:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Her findings? At the tail end of all of these quality-of-life measures are various Southern states. And the worst among them? Mississippi and South Carolina! And hey, speaking of South Carolina, isn't that where some of America's Next Top Health Care Reform Obstructionists come from? Why, yes! That's where you will encounter Jim "Waterloo" DeMint and Joe "Will Forte Correctly Captured You As A Cringing Milquetoast, Didn't He?" Wilson in their natural habitats.
Friday, September 18, 2009
With everything that is going on, women's health issues are critical in the health care debate. Women do have more issues than men, primarily because we GIVE BIRTH, to start. The recent revelations that many health care insurance companies are stating that C-Sections are a "pre-existing condition" should have every woman in this country livid. I always felt that Michelle Obama should have been talking directly to women and families long time ago, but I am glad to see her jump in the game, now.
Health care reform "is very much a women's issue," a part of the feminist movement, First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of women's rights activists today.
"If we want to achieve true equality for women ... then we have to reform the system," she said.
Women, she said, pay more for insurance while earning less and are more likely to work part-time or for small companies that don't offer health insurance. On top of that, she said, eight in 10 women are responsible for the health care of their children and their spouses, and sometimes their aging parents.
"Women play a unique and increasingly significant role in our families. We know the pain, because we are usually the ones dealing with it," Obama said. She spoke of when her daughter Sasha had meningitis -- "We were terrified" -- and how her father had multiple sclerosis.
"What would we have done, as a family ... if my father hadn't had insurance?" she said.
These insurance companies are about NOTHING. But the public is to believe they will do the right thing for the customer? Obama White House and Congress take notice. How many women do you know who had to have a C-Section? And now insurance companies are stating that if you had one child, having another child is by choice, and then they throw the ready made rescission at you by denying your claim and throwing you out of your insurance plan!!
Every woman in this country should be OUTRAGED.
n fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, only 14 states have a requirement for such coverage, and the number of plans without maternity coverage continues to rise dramatically. Why? Anthem Blue Cross — which has been actively fighting health care reform — considers pregnancy optional and therefore not necessary to insure:
“The point of insurance is to insure against catastrophic care costs. That’s what you’re trying to aggregate and pool for such things as heart attacks and cancer,” said an Anthem Blue Cross spokesman. “Having a child is a matter of choice. Dealing with an adult onset illness, such as diabetes, heart disease breast or prostate cancer, is not a matter of choice.”
If you are not mad at this, you should be. Child birth is natural, some women have problems, but to punish a woman who had a C-Section prior and may again is downright wrong.
This is what the American Public has had to deal with over the years with these low down insurance companies. Again, these teabaggers, racists, whatever you call them are taking up for THIS?? The status quo??? Does the right wing of the Republican Party, who harbors "LIFE”, condone this very behavior of insurance companies towards women? And you are standing with the insurance companies on this?
Republicans, y'all need to get your priorities straight. Democrats in D.C., get a clue and spine and do the right thing.