Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed two bills into law this week that limit funding for the Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business.
One of the bills requires federal family planning grant money to be distributed to "less controversial" health clinics and departments in the state, meaning that abortion clinics in the state will be barred from receiving federal Title X funding.
The second piece of legislation requires abortion providers to seek reimbursements through the state's Medicaid program. more >>
Kentucky's governor is taking Planned Parenthood to court for approximately $900,000 in fines for allegedly performing illegal abortions.
Governor Matt Bevin announced Thursday that the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc.
"Kentucky's laws regarding the operation of abortion facilities are clear: such facilities must first obtain a license before performing abortions, and there is a significant fine for any abortion performed without a license. Furthermore, in order to protect the health and safety of women, Kentucky law provides strict requirements for licensure," reads the complaint. more >>
A website created to encourage Americans to move to a Canadian island if Donald Trump is elected president, is offering abortion access to entice immigrants.
Known as "Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins," the site says that Americans who do not want Trump to become president should go ahead and make plans to move to Cape Breton, which is part of Nova Scotia.
"Start now, that way, on election day, you just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only 'walls' are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses," reads the website. more >>
It's getting tough to pay for healthcare. CBS Moneywatch reports that deductibles are rising rapidly as the insurance markets adapt to the new world of the Affordable Care Act. Yet despite these increases, the overall premium you pay to have insurance also continues to rise, leading to a sum total wallop to the wallet of the average American. While this is greatly burdening Americans today, it does present an opportunity for transformation tomorrow.
As the Moneywatch article explains, the high deductibles Americans are experiencing should, in theory, pressure them to make more informed, conservative health spending choices. After all, high deductibles essentially make health insurance more like other types of insurance: protection against catastrophic costs. This means consumers pay for most routine services out of pocket, including urgent care visits, basic prescriptions, routine care, even emergency room visits, up to an annual deductible of, say, $6,000 for a family of four.
This market incentive is good, because when we pay for these smaller costs out of pocket, we are more keenly aware of what we are spending. But there are two major problems still confronting Americans. more >>
After being sued for widespread fraud, which bilked consumers out of millions of dollars, a self-described charity called the Cancer Fund of America, based in Tennessee, has tentatively agreed to go out of business.
According to CNN, the decision came after a court battle with the Federal Trade Commission and the attorneys general for all 50 states.
In a 2014 chart billed America's Worst Charities based on cash paid to solicitors in a 10-year period, the Cancer Fund ranked second behind another outfit called the Kid's Wish Network. The Cancer Fund raised $86.8 million but paid $75.4 million to solicitors while spending just 1 percent of the funds raised on direct cash aid. more >>
A group of workers at a legal brothel in Nevada are campaigning for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling themselves "Hookers for Hillary."
"I'm for Hillary because she's cracking down on domestic violence," explained 26-year-old Entice Love. "I've been in a relationship for a long time where I'd been thrown down stairs, black eyes, fractured ribs … When I'm looking at who I want to pick for the presidency, I look at what are they doing that I can relate to that will be of benefit for me. That's why I was for Obama, now I'm for Hillary."