Our F*cked Up Politics of Healthcare

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You want to hear something sad? Just the other day I read that starting August first, women will be guaranteed an annual wellness doctor visit without a copay. Last week at my post-baby doctor visit, my doctor wanted to schedule me for wellness visit in six months, just to make sure everything was fine, and I intentionally put her off, wary of the copay (especially with the upcoming prospect of having to pay for daycare for two children). So when I read about the new requirement, my immediate … [Read more...]

What I was taught about universal healthcare

I just today read Melissa's post, How I Lost My Fear of Universal Healthcare. Prior to last February, Melissa spent several years living in Canada after growing up in the United States, and she explains how she waded through the misinformation she was taught growing up to eventually embrace the idea of universal healthcare.Like Melissa, I was taught growing up that the Canadian healthcare system is horrible. I was taught that any Canadian with money comes here to the U.S. for healthcare … [Read more...]

Picking Your Healthcare Provider

In the past, I've never before thought about whether my healthcare provider was anti-abortion or pro-choice. When I was newly pregnant and looking for a doctor, it's not something I really considered.That is, until I was laying back on the bed in my doctor's office with my shirt up and the ultrasound stick on my belly and was taken completely by surprise by the doctor and nurse going off on a pro-life tangent.Now to be fair, it started with a joke. I said I wanted to put one of the … [Read more...]


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