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latenightseth:

He just did it right there in front of everyone.

3 weeks ago on March 28th | J | 38,952 notes

ellendegeneres:

Ellen had to do a huge favor for a good friend of hers during the show today. We’d like to thank Michelle’s husband for taking the time to talk with us!

1 month ago on March 23rd | J | 331,244 notes

marcoslefthalf:

you dont have to agree with his policies but you have to admit hes the coolest president weve had ever

1 month ago on March 5th | J | 788,760 notes
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harlequinewhoknows:

scandalgladiators:

team-joebama:

this actually happened

Don’t you love how reporters love to forget what their jobs are and like to attempt to put things in people’s mouths?

epitome of “da fuck?”

1 month ago on March 2nd | J | 554,904 notes

astrotastic:

storyofagayboy:

Ladies and gentlemen… I present something beautiful from Bill Nye’s facebook

they LITERALLY JUST TOOK a SELFIE. the president a scientist and an engineer literally just took a SELFIE together. im so done. bye. im going to mars.

1 month ago on March 1st | J | 132,458 notes

jessicaisawolverine:

my president, ya’ll.

1 month ago on February 26th | J | 469,374 notes

In the waiting room of the Health Center today, I watched Obama sign an executive order to raise minimum wage for federal contractors to 10.10 and then called to action the congress and senate to pass the bill to make this a country-wide mandate. 

I was nearly brought to tears.

I don’t have a good reason why. Maybe it’s because after making min wage this summer, I realized how impossible it was to live on. Maybe it’s because now that I’m making a few dollars more at the library, it’s immeasurably easier to save more to put to my ever-increasing college tuition. It could also be the fact that my mother was the ONLY one of her siblings to go to college, and now as a single parent she works insane hours to help me get a better education then what she received. It’s also probably because some of my best friends in the world are from families that are dependent on min wage to survive.

It’s definitely because some of the best people I know don’t have heat this winter. It’s because my family comes from blue-collar, trailer-living, bustin-our-asses-bottom-to-the-top beginnings, and hell, some of us are still there. It’s that unspoken agreement to not comment on how cold the apartment is or how little food is in the fridge.

Raising min wage will not hurt the debt or the economy; it’ll do the opposite. it’ll increase the quality of life, raise spending, and pull people out of poverty. It’ll do immeasurable good to the whole community.

So contact your local representatives. Talk about raising min wage. Now is the time to do it! The bill is on the table for a nation-wide min wage raise; it’s within reach and could save millions of people. 

2 months ago on February 12th | J | 0 notes

shmemson:

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cellfangirl:

So to get to 51% of the electorate the Republicans are going to have to pull some votes from previously offended demographics.

the greatest part of yesterdays episode. now wheres the womens part?

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She kills it every single time on that show. Every. Single. Time. 

3 months ago on January 15th | J | 98,777 notes

misyvette:

You’ve heard people arguing about Obamacare (officially known as The Affordable Care Act or ACA) for months… but you may have tuned it all out, because it’s all so confusing and you don’t even know how—or if—it affects you. But starting in 2014, the law will require most people to buy insurance or risk paying a $95 fine, so now’s the time to pay attention. And the fact is, you may discover that there are lots of benefits you’ll be able to take advantage of that you couldn’t before. Here’s a quick list of what’s great about the ACA, especially for young women:

1. You can stay on your parents’ health policy until you turn 26. Previously, most insurers did not allow young adults beyond age 21 to stay on their parents’ policies. More than 3 million young adults have gained coverage since this provision went into effect in 2010. Your parents will be charged the same rates as when you were younger. You can be covered by their policy even if you’re married, but the coverage won’t extend to your spouse.

2. You’re entitled to free preventive care, including birth control. Since 2012, nearly 30 million women have benefitted from free preventive services including checkups, screenings for diabetes and HIV, contraceptives and family planning counseling. The law requires plans to cover all FDA-approved birth control methods without co-pays. This includes pills, the Ring, the Patch, injectables (the Shot), implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and sterilization procedures. Plans must cover without cost sharing all brand name contraceptives without generic equivalents or where the generic equivalent is medically inappropriate for a woman. Also, certain religious employers are exempt from the birth control requirement.

3. You may be eligible for government discounts on insurance. Starting October 1, new online health insurance exchanges will go live in every state, selling coverage that will take effect January 1, 2014. The exchanges will allow you to compare prices and benefits to find an insurance plan you can afford that fits your needs; if you still feel you can’t afford it, you can find out whether you’re entitled to a federal tax credit based on your income. The lower your income, the higher the tax credit. You can get the discount at the time you enroll. Find information on your state exchange here.

4. You’ll have maternity coverage, no matter what. You may not know this but only about 12 percent of health plans sold on the individual market currently include coverage for maternity, according to Judy Waxman of the National Women’s Law Center. But starting next year, all individual health plans will have to include 10 essential health benefits including maternity care, as well as hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health services and preventive services.

5. You can’t be charged more than a guy. In most states, insurers are currently allowed to charge women more than men for individual coverage. According to the National Women’s Law Center, in 30 percent of cases, nonsmoking women were charged more than men who smoked. Such gender rating will be outlawed starting next year.

6. You can’t be rejected for having a “pre-existing condition.” Today, insurers can deny you health insurance if you have a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes (in which case you’re considered a health risk); if they do accept you regardless of these conditions, they can still charge you more for coverage. But starting next year it will be illegal for them to penalize you this way; health premiums may vary based on three factors only: age, where you live, and whether you’re a smoker.

7. If you are an individual who makes under $16,000 a year, you may be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid is the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, and it’s being expanded by the law to those whose annual income is under the federal poverty level. However, because the Supreme Court ruled that the expansion is optional for states, only about half of them are participating. Check out this infographic to see if yours is one of them.

8. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you can pump at work more comfortably. Since 2011, the law has required employers to provide a “reasonable break time” and a private place (not a bathroom) for you to pump breast milk during the workday. The law also requires health plans to cover the costs of breastfeeding equipment and breastfeeding counseling without a copay. One final note: not everyone will see immediate coverage changes; many of you who get your insurance through your job are in “grandfathered” plans, which are exempt from some of the rules. Ask your company’s health benefits administrator if this is the case for you.


Correction: This post has been updated to specify which forms of birth control Obamacare will cover without co-pays.

Phil Galewitz is a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communication organization. It is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

6 months ago on October 2nd | J | 804 notes