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Mitt Romney reversed his position on the individual mandate, calling it a “tax.” Not that it matters because Romney has made it clear that if elected he plans on pushing for repeal of the Affordable Care Act anyways. So this must be the message right, based on the Supreme Court decision– Mitt Romney will cut your taxes by repealing Obamacare? We’re doomed if this messaging works. Doomed.
More proof we’ve got a long fight ahead in the battle to break the health insurance monopoly: Thousands of California doctors have sued insurance giant Aetna for wrongfully denying claims.
So far the nuns of the bus have been rebuffed by Reps. Boehner, Cantor and Ryan. Each one of them had promised a meeting with the nuns, and each one bailed on the last minute. Here’s your GOP leadership, folks. Standing up nuns.
The D.C. police face a lawsuit after the alleged harassment of a trans woman.
A girl born today in Canada faces a 50% chance of being abused at some point in her lifetime.
Here’s a depressing look at the true cost of Walmart’s low prices.
Women’s US Soccer star Megan Rapinoe came out in a recent interview and takes the issue of homophobia in professional athletics right on.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) gets tested as part of national HIV testing day.
Julia Bluhm is pretty amazing. The eighth grader started a campaign to get Seventeen magazine to stop photoshopping their models. And it worked.
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