Health Care

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

By Martha S. Martha is a member of the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England STARS in Hartford, Connecticut.  She is a senior in high school and has plans to study business and political science in college in order to prepare for a full-time job of making the world a better place. The 41st anniversary [...]

Apples to Twinkies: Cicilline on subsidy reform

Apples to Twinkies: Cicilline on subsidy reform

The Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group (RI PERG) released a report this morning during a press conference at Hope Market in Lippitt Park in Providence revealing that agricultural subsidies pay for twenty Twinkies, but only half an apple, per taxpayer. The report, entitled “Apples to Twinkies” finds that since 1995, $19 billion in tax [...]

Republicans hold 39th vote to undermine Obamacare

Republicans hold 39th vote to undermine Obamacare

Yesterday, House Republicans voted two more times to undercut the Affordable Care Act – their 38th and 39th efforts to gut Obamacare. As part of the historic health care reform bill that Congress passed and President Obama signed into law in 2010, the roughly 4% of all American businesses with more than 50 employees will [...]