Tag Archives: insurance

SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby

The ruling was 5-4 with Justice Alito writing for the majority. Via MSNBC: The Supreme Court has ruled that a closely-held company can be exempt from the contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The closely watched case pitted the administration and its allies, including women’s health advocates, against the religious right, which has repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of …

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Allstate Pitches For Gay Business

“Everyone deserves to be in good hands. We believe everyone should be treated with respect and without judgment no matter who they love. If you feel the same, share this film we created featuring Safe In My Hands by out singer/songwriter Eli Lieb.”

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Insurers Accused Of HIV Bias

Two HIV advocacy groups filed a federal complaint yesterday over four insurance companies that have placed anti-retroviral medications in their highest payment tiers. Via the New York Times: The complaint asserts that the four insurers — CoventryOne, Cigna, Humana and Preferred Medical Plan — placed H.I.V. drugs on the highest payment tier for midlevel, or silver, plans on the federal …

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Headline Of The Day

Details. (Tipped by JMG reader Smith)

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Tweet Of The Day – FLOTUS

You deserve peace of mind. If you or a loved one still needs health insurance, go to http://t.co/CNqHfX7XGs and #GetCoveredNow. -mo — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 31, 2014

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Feds Remind LGBT Community: Monday Is the Last Day To Sign Up For Obamacare

Via press release from the Department Of Health: It’s critical for the LGBT community and all Americans to remember that Monday, March 31 is the last day of open enrollment and those who miss out can’t get covered through the Marketplace until 2015. Access to affordable care has long been an obstacle to good health and financial security for the …

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Obamacare? Are You Nuts?

“All dialog lifted verbatim from the comments sections of conservative web sites.” You’ll see the ending coming, but stick around for it anyway. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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Open Thread Thursday

The Obamacare deadline is approaching. Are you ready?

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Pets For Obamacare

The wingnuts are mocking this, of course.

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WND’s Jerome Corsi: Obama Is Using People With HIV To Destroy Insurance

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Michael Moore: Obamacare Is Awful

“Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful. That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies, at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get. I believe Obamacare’s rocky start — …

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UTAH: State Employees Now Eligible To Apply For Spousal Benefits

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: Following a landmark federal ruling striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, the agency that insures tens of thousands of Utah public employees will extend benefits to newly legal spouses. “These are not luxuries … medical treatment and health insurance are among our most basic needs, so it has a direct impact on a lot …

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Log Cabin Republicans Slam “Gay Stereotypes” In Obamacare Pitch

Via press release from Log Cabin Republicans head Gregory Angelo: This cynical ad betrays the depths Obamacare advocates will sink to in order to pad their pathetic enrollment numbers. As a self-proclaimed ‘fierce advocate’ of gay equality, President Obama would do well to distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately. This ad is also an example of the …

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Beefcake For Obamacare

Clip recap: Out2Enroll is a coalition of organizations who want to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stay healthy by making sure that one of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act — access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage — reaches LGBT communities. Get Enrolled is a holiday parody, produced by our friends at Full Frontal Freedom, …

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Robot Telemarketer: I’m Not A Robot

Via TIME Magazine: The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy. When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically …

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WASHINGTON: Two Gay Couples Sue Railroad Over Spousal Benefits

Two gay couples in Washington state are suing BNSF Railway after having been denied spousal health benefits. BNSF is the nation’s second-largest freight rail company. The lawsuit, which alleges violations of the federal Equal Pay Act, seeks class-action status on behalf of any other BNSF employees who may have been denied benefits for their same-sex spouses in a legally recognized …

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Romney: Obama’s Problem Is Dishonesty

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Obama’s Announces Health Care Fix

Via the Chicago Tribune: President Barack Obama offered a fix to his troubled healthcare law today that would allow insurance companies to extend for one year the health plans of Americans that would otherwise face cancellation. Struggling to convince Americans he is on top of the growing crisis around the Affordable Care Act, Obama disclosed that he was not informed …

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Cruel Irony: Obamacare Opponent Thomas Peters Needs Money For Medical Care

Prior to the July swimming accident that left him a quadriplegic, when NOM communications director Thomas Peters wasn’t tweeting against gay marriage, he was issuing regular denouncements of Obamacare.  But now that he’s at the literal mercy of our current broken medical system,  a campaign for donations will be launched across social media later this week. I doubt that the …

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White House Issues New Clip Promoting Obamacare Enrollment

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