Archive for May, 2010

It is hot out there, real hot. With temperatures toping 90 yesterday it is hard not to think about the beach, vacation, and that ice cream truck that has been circling your block… Chances are, the last thing on your mind is chemical safety and the need for real government regulation of the cosmetic industry. […]

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Introduced in April, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 would amend the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). The current TSCA law is widely understood to be ineffective. When TSCA passed, it ‘grandfathered’ in 62,000 chemicals in use without restriction or testing. In more than 30 years since then, the U.S. EPA has […]

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With the confirmation hearings scheduled for June 28, Elena Kagan is making her rounds on the hill and meeting with key Senate votes. Last week she met with Senator Snowe; after the meeting, Snowe commented that, Kagan “certainly has the qualifications, and certainly has, I think, the balance in her approach — at least so […]

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Shocking but true. Maternity health was not previously required of providers, so individual health care plan could deny coverage for Maternity health or charge more! With the new law requires health plans to cover maternity care as well as prescription drugs (which should include contraceptive drugs and devices)! This goes for gynecological visits as well, […]

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Once this new law is implemented, 4.5 million women will be newly eligible for coverage through medicaid and approximately 11 million women will receive health insurance subsides! Additionally, women are more likely than men to work for small businesses that don’t offer health insurance, but new tax credits will make it easier for small businesses […]

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