The new health care law’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program is providing insurance to 50,000 people with pre-existing conditions. According to a new report, PCIP is helping to fill a void in the insurance market for people with pre-existing conditions who are denied health coverage.
Archive for March, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign today questioned the judgment of House Speaker John Boehner for his appointment yesterday of Robert George, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the National Organization for Marriage, to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, which, according to the Commission’s chairman, addresses “the challenges of religious extremism, intolerance, and repression throughout the world.”
Evidence suggests that many in the LGBT community are disproportionately uninsured. This makes the new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act that much more important. The Affordable Care Act is making new coverage options available to Americans, including those without access to coverage through a domestic partner or employer and those with pre-existing health conditions.
Equality Texas and the Equality Texas Foundation are pleased to announce that Daniel Williams will join both organizations on April 9, 2012 as a statewide Field Organizer.
On March 7, 2012, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a historic speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, asking countries around the world to decriminalize same sex relationships, and end discrimination of LGBT people. The speech itself attracted some coverage, but what dominated the news that day was the response by the audience. Several members of the council, in an obviously pre-arranged move, staged a coordinated walk-out before the speech even began, a major breach of diplomatic protocol.
Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have repealed the state’s two-year-old freedom to marry law along with a key vote to defeat the Bates Amendment, which would have forced a non-binding referendum on marriage onto the November ballot and replaced marriage with civil unions.
WE tv has greenlit the new docu-soap “Cyndi” (working title) showcasing the over-the-top life of Grammy-winning music icon Cyndi Lauper. The series is slated to premiere on WE tv this summer.
Mayor Parker and Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane today invited all Houstonians to come downtown Saturday, April 7, 2012 for a welcome home parade honoring returning Iraq veterans. The parade, sponsored by the City of Houston in partnership with the Astros 2012 opening weekend festivities, will step off from the corner of Texas and San Jacinto at 4 p.m. and then proceed east on Texas to Crawford and then north (left) on Crawford to Congress, ending at Minute Maid Park.
If you demand free contraception, what’s to keep you from demanding shoes and food and hats? Should they not be supplied to ensure “women’s health”?
The study found that the rate of HIV infection is five times higher for black women than previous CDC estimates. The rate is comparable to HIV infection rates of several countries in sub-Saharan Africa such as the Congo and Kenya, underscoring the seriousness of the study results. The study also found that those HIV infected Black women are twice as likely to die of AIDS than HIV infected white women.