We Need to Recognize Conscience
In Provision of Reproductive Services

Tweet The Obama Administration made a concession to Catholic leaders yesterday, bowing to conscience-based refusals to subsidize contraception coverage. At the same time, a compromise was struck enabling women who work for Catholic nonprofit institutions to use separate insurance plans independent from the church to obtain coverage for contraception at no out-of-pocket cost. The National

On Don Berwick and the Future of Healthcare Reform

Tweet I am supposed to be in a thankful mood, but I can’t help feeling that the bah-humbug mood has come early, with the forced departure of Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Berwick was Obama’s pick for the head of CMS and for shepherding healthcare reform. Obama appointed

After New York Passes Lesbian and Gay Marriage,
A Challenge to the Media

Tweet I am thrilled to be a New Yorker today!! Marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans. But it is far from over.  I am troubled that so many of my peers ignore lesbian and gay issues, leaving it for someone else to cover. And I am not talking about the obvious villains here