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Will Healthcare Reform Be Fair to Immigrants?

| July 28, 2009

For reform to work, argues the author, it must fully include immigrant communities, whose members already struggle to afford decent medical care in the United States. More »

“Supa”: A Report from Kenya

“Supa”: A Report from Kenya

| June 22, 2009

The author, a medical doctor and writer, learned in an African village the truth behind the alarming worldwide maternal health statistics—when she was asked to treat a patient whose only resource was her mother, frantically urging her to “push.” More »

The OHIP Card—the Benefits are Priceless

The OHIP Card—the Benefits are Priceless

| June 17, 2009

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Obama Needs a Frances Perkins by his Side

Obama Needs a Frances Perkins by his Side

| May 8, 2009

President Barack Obama has emphasized that affordable health care for all is crucial for long-term economic prosperity. Frances Perkins made that point in 1933. A new biography brings President Franklin Roosevelt’s labor secretary out of the shadows just in time for us to understand why progressive women matter so much as America struggles with economic crisis, war and recovery from callous, corrupt government. More »

“Lonely Soldier Monologues” Only Opens an Essential National Conversation

“Lonely Soldier Monologues” Only Opens an Essential National Conversation

| March 20, 2009

Obama Comes Through, Reversing Bush Era Repro-rights Restrictions

Obama Comes Through, Reversing Bush Era Repro-rights Restrictions

| March 11, 2009

Monies to expand family planning services for poor women that were cut from the stimulus package are restored in President Obama’s proposed budget, and the administration rescinds a last-minute Bush Administration rule that would have severely weakened women’s access to reproductive health services. More »

We All Deserve Time to Be with Loved Ones

| October 22, 2008

The health needs of those we love can suddenly become a top priority for anyone—even a presidential candidate in the final days of a historic election. Only some political leaders and legislators, however, are willing to give all workers the flexibility they must have during a health emergency. More »

McCain Ridicules Health Exemptions for Abortion

| October 16, 2008

The final presidential debate touched on three important issues for women, while women’s groups continue to press the campaigns for an elusive commitment to a Lifetime TV forum that would allow more extensive discussion and questioning. More »

The View from Stephanie Tubbs Jones’ Turf

| August 25, 2008

It’s a strange truth that national and international news somehow looks different, up close. So I found it to be upon waking up in Ohio last week, where I happened to be working, the morning following the untimely death of Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, from a massive brain aneurysm. More »

Raising Our Voices: Disparities in Health Care and Film Criticism

August 22, 2008