- Tressugar | Love + Sex | Wed, Aug 1, 2012 4:12 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 6 Things to Know About the Birth Control Mandate That Begins Today
Happy free birth control day! President Obama's free birth control mandate begins today, but before you get your hopes up there are some important things to know about what it means for you. A part of Obama's healthcare reform stipulates that private insurance companies must be required to provide contraception without copays beginning today, Aug. 1, so here's what you need to know about taking advantage of this new policy:
- It's more than birth control: Under Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA), new insurance plans must cover a variety of services for women at no out-of-pocket costs. These include domestic violence counseling, cervical cancer screenings, FDA-approved contraception, STI screenings, breastfeeding supplies, and a "well woman" visit with her healthcare provider.
- You have to be insured: You must already have a private insurance plan to qualify, either through your work or school,
- Babble.com | Parenting | Tue, Jul 31, 2012 3:03 PM EDT | CommentsMitt Romney should choose a mom of young children for his vice president.
Mitt Romney should choose a mom of young children for his vice president.
Yup, you heard me. I want to see a mother of school-aged children in more high-profile elected positions to bring a mom sensibility to important issues being decided in Washington. So what better place to start than the White House?
Current political wisdom seems to be that Sarah Palin's presence on the 2008 GOP presidential ticket pretty much killed any chance for other Republican women in the foreseeable future, although Romney's wife Ann has been vocal about the fact that her husband is seriously vetting some women for the number two slot.
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Call me crazy, but there are plenty of women for the GOP to choose from!
I've taken a lot of heat over the last few years for saying that I think we need more moms of young children in positions of power. But hear me out - we already have the dad of young kids as the President o...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, Jul 20, 2012 2:03 PM EDT | Comments
"Every single person can make a difference in this election - and today we're asking supporters to start by taking one action that will help grow our campaign," First Lady Michelle Obama said today at the launch of "It Takes One," an initiative she will lead.
"It Takes One" will empower individuals to register voters through GottaVote.org and to discuss critical campaign issues with neighbors or door-to-door in a grassroots push to engage people in the push toward November's election.
This initiative is new, but engaging the power of just one person to change the political process has been a part of our country's history long before we were united under one name. Many unnamed people have set up tables and walked miles between houses and churches and community centers to register voters and educate the uninformed on discriminatory election laws, most of whom are not credited with published biographies or plaques to honor their contributions. As we look back at several women who nota...Read More »
- Marie Claire | Work + Money | Tue, Jul 24, 2012 4:18 PM EDT | Comments
The Republican Party's "war on women" is one of the biggest political stories of the year. So are female GOP voters standing by their party? By Shushannah Walshe
Is the Republican Party antiwoman? In recent months, (mostly male) Republican pols have pushed for or passed numerous measures making it more difficult to get birth control and abortions. In Congress, Republicans lobbied to create a stricter definition of rape and to weaken the Violence Against Women Act, and opposed a bill addressing gender-based wage discrimination. High-profile Republican men have also made several off-key remarks about women, most notably, Rush Limbaugh's notorious comment that a Georgetown University student was a "slut" and a "prostitute."
Coming into the campaign season, Republicans already had a woman problem: In a 2011 Pew Research survey of registered female voters, 52 percent said they were Democrats and 40 percent said Republican. And as of May, Pre...Read More »
- Cnbc | Work + Money | Tue, Jul 24, 2012 3:16 PM EDT | Comments
By Robert Frank, CNBC.com
Surveys of the wealthy usually study them as a single group. But wealthy women and wealthy men sometimes have very different perspectives - especially when it comes to the social impacts of wealth.
Wealthy women and wealthy men sometimes have very different perspectives.
A new survey from Spectrem Group finds that 40 percent of affluent women surveyed (those with investible assets of more than $100,000) agreed with the statement that "inequality is a problem and that the wealthy don't pay their fair share."
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Only 29 percent of men agreed with the same statement.
The issue generated more predictable responses when viewed by wealth level. A quarter of people with investible assets of $1 million or more thought the wealthy don't pay their fair share. That compares with 37 percent for people with investible assets of between $100,000 and $500,000.
Nearly a third of the millionaires agreed with the statement that inequality is not a problem and that "wealthy Americans pay taxes...Read More »