Topic: health care

Since Our GOP Pals Are Screwing Over 9 Million Kids, Here Are Ways To Help WIC Recipients Due To The Shutdown

Since Our GOP Pals Are Screwing Over 9 Million Kids, Here Are Ways To Help WIC Recipients Due To The Shutdown

Hey, good morning to all of you nine million women and children out there who receive WIC benefits, and for those of you who were planning on signing up for the supplemental nutrition program. For those moms out there who wanted to be able to get your babies cereal and formula and juice, I’m real sorry about this whole government shutdown thingy because you are some of the people who will be hit the hardest. Actually, not only am I sorry, but I’m pretty pissed off so excuse me while I take a break for a moment just to wish our Republican pals a good morning, too… More »

Chicago Debuts Pregnant Boys In Anti-Teen Pregnancy Ad, Holds Boys Accountable For The Whole Pregnancy Thing Too

Chicago Debuts Pregnant Boys In Anti-Teen Pregnancy Ad, Holds Boys Accountable For The Whole Pregnancy Thing Too

A key component that is often left out of the blame-riddled teen pregnancy/single mom conversation is the fathers. Considering that there are, and have been, prominent shame-y ads pointed directly at young mothers, there isn’t quite as much directed at the fathers. Fathers who also made the same decision to have sex, whether unprotected or not. With all the rampant single mommy blame, you’d think these young ladies were getting themselves pregnant all on their own. Which is just what a new anti-teen pregnancy ad campaign in Chicago is underscoring with their “pregnant boys.” More »

Awesome Doctor Posts All His Prices Online, Stops Accepting Insurance For Payment

Awesome Doctor Posts All His Prices Online, Stops Accepting Insurance For Payment

Dr. Michael Ciampi, a doctor in Portland, ME, has made some revolutionary changes in his medical practice. This family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance and is committed to posting all of the prices for his services on his practice’s website. It may seem extreme, but I honestly think this is a step in the right direction in terms of fixing our country’s terribly expensive healthcare system. More »

Seeking Medical Care While Fat: My Doctor Used My Migraines To Fat Shame Me

Seeking Medical Care While Fat: My Doctor Used My Migraines To Fat Shame Me

About two months ago, I started suffering from daily, brain-melting migraines. I’d had migraines before, but never with the same frequency and intensity as these. After a week or so of Advil and long naps, I dragged myself to my expensive-ass doctor. She suffers from migraines and neck tension much like me, so she’s usually sympathetic and understanding. When I came in for the migraines (with sunglasses on, while barfing in her trash can), she provided me with a prescription for Topamax, a medication that is frequently given to migraine sufferers.
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