That Seal Was Real

June 23, 2013 7:12 am

Great news for HIV funding

plannedparenthood:

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the federal government cannot force organizations to denounce prostitution if they receive government money for HIV/AIDS prevention. At Planned Parenthood, we understand the importance of non-judgmental healthcare — this decision will help vital information and services reach many more people in need. Read more about the decision here

July 24, 2012 6:14 am June 12, 2012 3:05 pm
Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Will Preserve Key Obamacare Provisions, Regardless Of Supreme Court Ruling

stfuconservatives:

Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides this month as to the Constitutionality of Obamacare, UnitedHealthcare will retain the policy of allowing kids to stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26.

In an official statement, their president and chief executive said: “The protections we are voluntarily extending are good for people’s health, promote broader access to quality care and contribute to helping control rising health care costs.”

Whaaat? Obamacare is good for private insurers AND for patients? Wow, it’s almost like it’s a good thing for our country. Shocker.

November 29, 2011 9:31 pm

kileyrae:

Elizabeth Warren debunks some healthcare myths.

“The fact that we’re going broke to pay for our healthcare does not mean we’re getting the best healthcare.”

Remember when the public option was still on the table? I hate republicans.

(via stfuconservatives)

July 27, 2011 3:32 am
Man attempts surgery on his hernia with butter knife, police say

stfuconservatives:

alllthatsknown:

stfuconservatives:

Today in “this is what happens when people can’t get decent health insurance” news. Tell me again how we have the greatest healthcare system in the world?

no um I’d say this person is just crazy lol sorry liberals

lol mental healthcare is also unaffordable for most people so either way our system failed him sorry heartless troll

(via stfuconservatives)

July 19, 2011 12:06 pm
Oh look! Blatant misogyny and slut-shaming!
completelyinappropriate:

conundrum08:

This. This tiny little packet of twenty eight pills is $108.99 worth of not being pregnant. Without insurance. With insurance, it costs anywhere from $80-$20. Per MONTH. That equates to $1,307.88 per year, without insurance. That’s fucking ridiculous. It should NOT cost that much to prevent unwanted pregnancies. And with Planned Parenthood losing more and more funding every year, how do they expect women to be able to afford this? Oh yeah. They don’t. Our country and the insurance companies and the pharm companies that are in charge here don’t give a shit. Our country seems to want all women to be completely co-dependent, barefoot, knocked up, and making them a goddamn sammich. You would think, that as time goes by, society would progress, rather than regress. I guess that’s too much to ask. I guess it’s too much to ask that They make things like contraceptives more readily accessible, rather than taking them away. They bitch about the teen pregnancy and STD rates in this country, but They refuse to DO anything about it. They’d rather sit back on Their ignorant, fat asses and exacerbate the problem by taking away funding and raising the price on everything to do with reproductive health and making the basic, HUMAN act of sex COMPLETELY taboo.Oh, society… And we were making such progress in decades past… 
Forgive my rant, but I’m kinda upset about nonsense like this.

This fucking post. It seems like every young American from my generation feels so fucking entitled. First of all they mention the spread of STD’s in the original post, last time I checked birth control doesn’t stop the spread of disease. Also last time I checked, you could get a pack of 20 condoms for $2.50 at big lots. Now I don’t know how much sex you’re having, but that would be 80 fucks for around 10 dollars a month. Also, you don’t fucking make the pills, you don’t manufacture the casing… what then gives you the right to demand how much it should be sold for? Sex is a something we choose to have, you can either risk an STD’s and just pull out… which, if you’re not a fucking moron, works pretty damn well, OR you can use condoms. Or you can stop bitching & pay for your pills, which in fact cost much less then say car insurance. & essentially that is what birth control is, insurance. You are paying 100$ a month in insurance, and compared to all other insurance, that is a pretty damn good rate. We live in a capitalist system, if you hate capitalism & federalist republics you are free to move wherever the fuck you want, try Canada for instance, otherwise shut the fuck up. You are not born with every god damn right to any luxury imaginable. If you hate what the Government has done by pulling out funding for Planned Parenthood, then join a group & rally, write or call your congressmen/women, find a candidate that supports Planned Parenthood & give them money, but do not just sit at home like some lazy invalid & type away to an audience of people who are like-mindedly apathetic, instead get out there & actually do something if it bothers you so much. It’s just like my generation to be so upset and bratty when they feel entitled to get everything they want, but be so lackadaisical when it comes to actually doing something in order to change it.
You live in a country where you don’t have to worry about your next meal, or a rebel tribe coming in the middle of the night and killing you. You live in a country where most every individual has their own car, their own computer and access to every necessity you could ever need, but you still complain about things that are ‘expensive’ like they’re your God given right. If you want more money so you can have more sex, then get a second job, or a better job, but don’t whine like a toddler cause you want the Government to act like a parent and give you everything you want in life. 

Nothing about this is okay. In the slightest. I can’t even …
The American health care system is broken seemingly beyond all repair. Who suffers the most in this situation? Anyone who actually needs anything medically related and isn’t filthy rich. As if that weren’t bad enough, the government is constantly cutting funding for any program that has anything to do with reproductive health. Not only does this make birth control harder to obtain, it makes information and education harder to obtain while public school systems shove abstinence down their students’ throats to skyrocketing teen pregnancy statistics. Kids who don’t seek outside education come out of high school knowing next to nothing about STDs, contraceptives, and preventing pregnancy. Condoms don’t work if you don’t know how to put them on properly, and if you’ve got any size at all, it’s very easy for them to pop if any air gets caught in them. And who suffers in the case of unwanted pregnancy? Who has a higher chance of contracting STDs in a heteronormative setting? The women in the situation. And how many options do they have? Next to none, because the government is constantly stripping away their right to abortions and making them harder and harder to obtain. What part of this system isn’t horrifically patriarchal and misogynistic?
Also, completelyinappropriate, few of us live in this capitalist society by choice, nor do we remain here by choice. If someone is having a hard time paying for birth control, where are they going to get the money to move to another country? Also, have you ever tried to emigrate to Canada? It’s incredibly difficult. Possibly even harder than emigrating to the US from Mexico. And personally, if I were you, I would be glad “my generation” exists to hopefully reverse this staggering social backslide. You might be fine with losing your rights, but I’d like to keep mine, thanks.

Oh look! Blatant misogyny and slut-shaming!

completelyinappropriate:

conundrum08:

This. This tiny little packet of twenty eight pills is $108.99 worth of not being pregnant. Without insurance. With insurance, it costs anywhere from $80-$20. Per MONTH. That equates to $1,307.88 per year, without insurance. That’s fucking ridiculous. It should NOT cost that much to prevent unwanted pregnancies. And with Planned Parenthood losing more and more funding every year, how do they expect women to be able to afford this? Oh yeah. They don’t. Our country and the insurance companies and the pharm companies that are in charge here don’t give a shit. Our country seems to want all women to be completely co-dependent, barefoot, knocked up, and making them a goddamn sammich. You would think, that as time goes by, society would progress, rather than regress. I guess that’s too much to ask. I guess it’s too much to ask that They make things like contraceptives more readily accessible, rather than taking them away. They bitch about the teen pregnancy and STD rates in this country, but They refuse to DO anything about it. They’d rather sit back on Their ignorant, fat asses and exacerbate the problem by taking away funding and raising the price on everything to do with reproductive health and making the basic, HUMAN act of sex COMPLETELY taboo.

Oh, society… And we were making such progress in decades past… 

Forgive my rant, but I’m kinda upset about nonsense like this.

This fucking post. It seems like every young American from my generation feels so fucking entitled. First of all they mention the spread of STD’s in the original post, last time I checked birth control doesn’t stop the spread of disease. Also last time I checked, you could get a pack of 20 condoms for $2.50 at big lots. Now I don’t know how much sex you’re having, but that would be 80 fucks for around 10 dollars a month. Also, you don’t fucking make the pills, you don’t manufacture the casing… what then gives you the right to demand how much it should be sold for? Sex is a something we choose to have, you can either risk an STD’s and just pull out… which, if you’re not a fucking moron, works pretty damn well, OR you can use condoms. Or you can stop bitching & pay for your pills, which in fact cost much less then say car insurance. & essentially that is what birth control is, insurance. You are paying 100$ a month in insurance, and compared to all other insurance, that is a pretty damn good rate. We live in a capitalist system, if you hate capitalism & federalist republics you are free to move wherever the fuck you want, try Canada for instance, otherwise shut the fuck up. You are not born with every god damn right to any luxury imaginable. If you hate what the Government has done by pulling out funding for Planned Parenthood, then join a group & rally, write or call your congressmen/women, find a candidate that supports Planned Parenthood & give them money, but do not just sit at home like some lazy invalid & type away to an audience of people who are like-mindedly apathetic, instead get out there & actually do something if it bothers you so much. It’s just like my generation to be so upset and bratty when they feel entitled to get everything they want, but be so lackadaisical when it comes to actually doing something in order to change it.

You live in a country where you don’t have to worry about your next meal, or a rebel tribe coming in the middle of the night and killing you. You live in a country where most every individual has their own car, their own computer and access to every necessity you could ever need, but you still complain about things that are ‘expensive’ like they’re your God given right. If you want more money so you can have more sex, then get a second job, or a better job, but don’t whine like a toddler cause you want the Government to act like a parent and give you everything you want in life. 

Nothing about this is okay. In the slightest. I can’t even …

The American health care system is broken seemingly beyond all repair. Who suffers the most in this situation? Anyone who actually needs anything medically related and isn’t filthy rich. As if that weren’t bad enough, the government is constantly cutting funding for any program that has anything to do with reproductive health. Not only does this make birth control harder to obtain, it makes information and education harder to obtain while public school systems shove abstinence down their students’ throats to skyrocketing teen pregnancy statistics. Kids who don’t seek outside education come out of high school knowing next to nothing about STDs, contraceptives, and preventing pregnancy. Condoms don’t work if you don’t know how to put them on properly, and if you’ve got any size at all, it’s very easy for them to pop if any air gets caught in them. And who suffers in the case of unwanted pregnancy? Who has a higher chance of contracting STDs in a heteronormative setting? The women in the situation. And how many options do they have? Next to none, because the government is constantly stripping away their right to abortions and making them harder and harder to obtain. What part of this system isn’t horrifically patriarchal and misogynistic?

Also, completelyinappropriate, few of us live in this capitalist society by choice, nor do we remain here by choice. If someone is having a hard time paying for birth control, where are they going to get the money to move to another country? Also, have you ever tried to emigrate to Canada? It’s incredibly difficult. Possibly even harder than emigrating to the US from Mexico. And personally, if I were you, I would be glad “my generation” exists to hopefully reverse this staggering social backslide. You might be fine with losing your rights, but I’d like to keep mine, thanks.

(Source: screamed-the-dustspeck, via tinycyndaquil)

July 13, 2011 7:30 am

stfubachmann:

According to Videogum, the clip above features Michele Bachmann and Lou Engle at the Family Research Council’s 2009 “Prayercast” event, held to stymie the passage of Obama’s healthcare reform.

Bachmann leads the prayer with a bowed head and steady, practiced voice. She doesn’t bring up Healthcare or Obama by name, but begs God’s forgiveness for herself and as a “stand in for others” who failed to look to God as leaders.

Hearing a politician imploring God to take sides on a partisan issue usually feels a bit like watching football players asking God to take their team’s side before a game. If an omnipotent God exists and is watching the game, one can assume that he’s expending his energy preventing concussions, rather than taking sides.

But, while the Bible’s God is surely neither a Republican or a Democrat, healthcare may be one of the few partisan issues where he actually does take a side.

Last November Pope Benedict XVI and other Catholic church leaders said at the international papal conference on health care at the Vatican that it is the “moral responsibility of nations to guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens, regardless of social and economic status or their ability to pay.”

Yet various religious politicians who purport to be acting out God’s will are vocally opposed to healthcare reform. According to New York Times, last summer Sarah Palin called Obama’s proposal “downright evil.”

I don’t usually side with the Pope— it bugs me that he’s against gay marriage and contraceptives—but I’m with him on this one. God would most likely support a bill that tries to provide affordable healthcare to everyone. At the very least, it would make his job of preventing brain damage on high school Football fields a little bit easier.

Michele, you can’t pray away ‘the gay’, and you sure as fuck can’t pray away affordable healthcare. 

P.S From 2:30 on it gets REALLY weird