This blog post is part of a series focusing on what heath care was like during the Biden-Harris administration. It was a month where the main focus was on the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, other health related topics were addressed. Some of the information about COVID-19 in this blog may be outdated information now.Continue Reading “Heath Care Under Biden-Harris – March 2021”
Category: Out of Spoons
Because of the Supreme Court…
I wrote this poem in 2014, in response to a decision made by the Supreme Court. The majority of the Court struck down the buffer zone around clinics in Massachusetts that provide abortion. The decision was issued from inside the Supreme Court’s buffer zone.Continue Reading “Because of the Supreme Court…”
Health Care Under Biden-Harris – February 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration has put in effort to make it easier for people to receive the health care they need. There is an emphasis on making sure that minority and/or vulnerable groups of people are protected. This is a huge difference from the Trump-Pence Administration, that greatly restricted access to health care.Continue Reading “Health Care Under Biden-Harris – February 2021”
Everything You Need to Know about the Texas Abortion Law
A Texas abortion law made its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Typically, the entire Supreme Court would schedule the case for a hearing, listen to arguments made by both sides, question the hell out of the lawyers, and then take time to make a decision. Instead, the conservative members of the court chose to drop the ball and allow Texas to enforce a six-week abortion ban.Continue Reading “Everything You Need to Know about the Texas Abortion Law”
I’m tired. So very, very tired. All the time. Maybe you are too, but for different reasons.Continue Reading “I’m Tired”
Tennessee’s Bathroom Bill was Blocked
Everybody needs to pee. Holding in your pee for too long causes health problems. That’s one of many cruelties of “bathroom bills” that prohibit people who are transgender or non-binary from using a public restroom.Continue Reading “Tennessee’s Bathroom Bill was Blocked”
Health Care Under Biden-Harris Administration – January 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration has been making it easier for people to receive the health care they need. This is a huge change from the Trump-Pence Administration, that greatly restricted access to health care.
This blog post is a timeline that covers health care starting on Inauguration Day. It includes federal and state regulations and decisions about health care, and calls from health-related organizations for more to be done. It also includes some of the harmful decisions made by Republicans.Continue Reading “Health Care Under Biden-Harris Administration – January 2021”
The ACA is Here to Stay!
A brief history of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came to be, and a review of the lawsuits that tried to destroy it.Continue Reading “The ACA is Here to Stay!”
Alabama’s Anti-Trans Health Care Bill Failed
Alabama’s anti-trans bill that would have prevented young trans people from receiving necessary health care failed. This is excellent news for young people who are transgender. It means parents will be the ones to make decisions about the healthcare their transgender child or teen receives (not members of Alabama’s legislature).Continue Reading “Alabama’s Anti-Trans Health Care Bill Failed”
Utah Governor Wouldn’t Sign Anti-Trans Bills
There has been a whole lot of anti-transgender bills going through the legislature of various states. These types of bills all have one thing in common: their entire purpose is to harm people who are transgender.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox (Republican) refused to sign an anti-transgender bill that, if passed, would have prevented girls who are transgender from participating in girls K-12 sports. This is good news for not only transgender girls, but also their families. The Governor also signaled he would veto a bill that would prevent young transgender people from accessing appropriate medical care.Continue Reading “Utah Governor Wouldn’t Sign Anti-Trans Bills”