Diabetic people in low-income neighborhoods in California were up to 10 times more likely to lose a leg or a foot than diabetic patients in wealthier ZIP Codes, UCLA researchers have reported. Study: Poor people with diabetes 10 times more likely to lose limb – LA Times Data’s from 2009, pre-ACA. (via sexartandpolitics)

fuckyeahifightlikeagirl: fuckyeahfeminists: rhrealitycheck: Last month, 12-year-old Laporshia Massey died of an asthma attack that started in a school without a nurse on campus.* Her teachers told her, “there’s no nurse, and just to be calm.”* Because of Philly budget cuts, her school’s nurse is only there two days a week, but Laporshia couldn’t wait for …

Obamacare and Job Projections: Congressional Budget Office Clarifies

..at least as much as the CBO can clarify, in a Q&A. Paul Krugman quotes the most important passage:  Q: Will 2.5 Million People Lose Their Jobs in 2024 Because of the ACA?A: No, we would not describe our estimates in that way. As others have pointed out, too, the reduced number of full-time workers …

First, there is no naturalized gendered body. All of our bodies are modified with regard to gender, whether we seek out surgery or take hormones or not. All of us engage in or have engaged in processes of gender body modification (diets, shaving, exercise regimes, clothing choices, vitamins, birth control. etc) that alter our bodies, …

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Has Declared That OB/GYNs Must Only Treat Women

 Obstetrician-gynecologist are mainly treating (cis)women and are often also called “women’s doctors” (In German, “Frauenarzt_in is the more common, colloquial word.) In a surprising and confusing move, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has decided to cement the later term: The board apparently ruled that U.S. American OB/GYN may only treat women. Otherwise physicians lose their mandatory …

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. Angela Davis  Not saying that I entirely agree, but on the day a group of uncooperative politicians shut down the government this quote seems very current. Especially because these politicians shut down the government and all the good it can potentially do over the attempt to repeal …

Mitt Romney and My Naivete

I’m incredibly naive and optimistic sometimes. I actually thought an adult with a MBA from a highly distinguished school would know about the high economic costs of having large parts of your economy’s population depend on nothing but emergency care/emergency rooms for their “health” care. Care that, even with the medical professionals doing the best …

danielmcbatman: nedhepburn: undoneattheseams: leeleeleelee: Conservatives react to the Affordable Care Act on twitter. Is anyone gonna tell these people that Canada uses provincial government healthcare systems and public health insurance or is everyone just going to sit back and watch these people make asses of themselves? Wait, don’t answer that. Funniest thing of the week! …