Posts Tagged as ‘health care’

b-activists: President Obama finds common party ground on LGBT rights

Last week, President Obama changed the rules for the way the LGBT community functions in the hospital. In a decision that passed with little controversy, same-sex couples now have the legal right to visit their loved ones in the hospital and make medical decisions on their behalf. It is a significant win on behalf of [...]

April 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Fat discrimination in health care professionals

There is a long list of health risks involved with being overweight, but apparently prejudice can be added to it. According to a Health.com article, women who are overweight can suffer a number of preventable health problems because of what they term as “fat discrimination.” That is—when seeking out treatment, overweight women are more likely [...]

January 22, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Will Ferrell and friends want you to stand up for health care execs

Like this: “People are saying a lot of mean things about health care execs and it’s gotta stop.” And this: “Insurance companies need our support because they keep our selfish priorities in check when we can’t.” Watch here: Now that we have ALL these big-name voices talking about health care, can we get them to [...]

September 24, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @ urbanophile The Atlantic Monthly: How American Health Care Killed My Father

@ urbanophile, thanks for bringing our attention to this must read article on the health-care (or is it health-insurance?) debate: The Atlantic Monthly: How American Health Care Killed My Father – http://is.gd/2Ivtx Whether you’re single-payer or an options wonk, this muckracking piece of journalism by David Goldhill will raise the hairs on the back of [...]

September 1, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dar Films’ “Fetenah” animated film tells Palestinian healthcare hardships

A new animated Palestinian film, Fetenah, tells the real story of 28-year-old Fatma Bargouth who is refused treatment for breast cancer. Her story documented by the Physicians for Human Rights, Israeli human rights agencies and animated by Dar Films, looks at the lack of health care given to Gazans. With large eyes, the woman represents Palestinian females who are “compelled to a bitter existence but not empowered to speak,” the director Ahmad Habash says.

July 15, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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