Anti-Trans Insurance Policies Banned in Oregon

Amanda WhelanJanuary 13, 20133 min read
It was announced on December 19, 2012 by the Oregon Insurance Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services that private health insurance companies could no longer discriminate against trans policy holders. Transgender advocates have been lauding the regulations, which prohibit denying coverage of hormone therapy, hysterectomies, mastectomies, and […]

Hobby Lobby Defies Court By Refusing to Cover Morning-After Pill

Amanda WhelanDecember 31, 20122 min read
When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on June 28, 2012, it required employers to provide insurance that covers emergency contraception. The craft store Hobby Lobby refuses cover the morning after pill, citing religious convictions. In an effort to prevent the $1.2 million daily fines they would be […]

Is your state the healthiest state in the US?

Amanda WhelanDecember 31, 20122 min read
According to the United Health Foundation, 26.2% of Americans lead sedentary lives, but premature deaths and death caused by heart disease and cancer have been decreasing for the past twenty years. The report released in conjunction with the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention found that the […]