Posts tagged “Health insurance”

What I’ve noticed

Testosterone doesn’t actually make people selfish; it promotes fair play. It’s not that feminists don’t have a sense of humor, you’re just not funny. China really isn’t getting better about human rights abuses. Fantastic essay by Asimov on “The Relativity of Wrong.”  I feel like this would be especially good to read in intro science […]

What I’ve Noticed

Lights on how the Christian community accepts rapists and vilifies their victims. Green spaces make you healthier. I wonder if houseplants help. Banning abortion doesn’t make it rarer, but it does make it more dangerous: unsafe abortions kill 70,000 women a year.  A lack of access to contraceptives leads to 60 million unintended pregnancies a […]

What I’ve Noticed

It’s more expensive to be gay. The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping with Chicks.  I’m beginning to think straight women don’t actually exist. Mac vs. PC hilarity. Another health insurance company screws over another sick person. Frat boys that aren’t awful human beings.  Hooray feminism! Nike resigned from the board of the Chamber of Commerce […]

Why is this a debate?

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health calculated that 45,000 non-elderly US citizens die every year (based on data from the 80s and 90s) because they don’t have health insurance.  That number is higher than the 18 – 22,000 cited in many other articles because the studies that estimated the 18 – […]

Better health care

We desperately need better health care  in the US.  As a queer woman with a chronic illness, it’s a very personal issue for me. Reforming health care in the US is complex and faces a lot of opposition from people concerned about personal freedom and insurance companies worried about profits.  I certainly didn’t expect health […]

Financial Aid

Last year I got enough scholarship and grant money that I didn’t have to take out any loans.  This year has gone even better, despite not getting the Udall.  In addition to having enough to pay for school, rent, and all my bills through August 2010, I’ll be able to get new glasses (which I […]

Milk vs. MRIs

I purchased my current health insurance through my university.  It’s $1500 a year, which isn’t bad, but it covers almost nothing and has no prescription drug coverage.  If I were following my doctor’s instructions, I’d spend $1500 every 3 or 4 months on prescriptions alone.  This health insurance is definitely not worth $1500 a year, […]