People Are Protesting Hobby Lobby In The Best Way Ever (PHOTOS)

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If you thought proponents of birth control were taking a back seat in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that allows for-profit companies to refuse coverage of contraception for religious reasons, think again.

In the most creative, delightfully shady and crafty way, women who are deemed less human than corporations (and their supporters) have taken to Hobby Lobby’s own crafting material to send a clear message.

Get the fuck out of our wombs.

It started with the picture above, one simple message designed with letter blocks at a Hobby Lobby Maryland branch by Policy Mic’s Adam Peck.

“It just seemed like a perfect opportunity to stage a kind of a silent protest, and the chance to use Hobby Lobby’s own products to do it was just too serendipitous to pass up,” Peck told Policy Mic. “I certainly don’t want to encourage other people to ransack their local…

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Family Of Mentally Ill Man Who Died At Queens Care Center Billed $11M

WOW! Now, THAT’S unfair!!

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The family of a mentally-challenged man has received an $11 million bill from the medical institution his sister claims he died at, the New York Daily News reports.

“I thought it was ridiculous. I couldn’t believe it,” Shanice Luke told the Daily News Wednesday, after receiving the bill from New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Luke believes the bill is revenge for filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against the office and the care center where her brother, Rasheen Rose (pictured), died in 2012. The bill is for Medicaid assistance between August 2002 and Rose’s passing. New York State is demanding Luke pay it in full, should she win her suit.

“It has to be,” she added. “But they were the ones who killed my brother.” Rose was born with severe autism and unable to speak verbally. He died at the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center in Queens Village in August 2012.

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HHS: Transgender Patients Protected From Discrimination

Catholic Social Teaching And Transgender Issues

HHS: Transgender Patients Protected From Discrimination

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, transgender patients are protected from discrimination and are able to file complaints with Health and Human Services against any doctor that takes medicare, medicaid, or receives federal funding. This sort of protection is an act of justice which the Catholic Church should support fully if it is to follow its own principals laid out in its social teaching. While complete protection for transgender patients so that they can receive the care they need from their doctors without worrying about discrimination may not be immediate, this is an extremely important step towards that goal.

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Hawaii Obamacare Exchange Only Signed Up 8,000 Consumers After Receiving More Than $200M In Federal Funds

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HONOLULU (CBSDC/AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have approved $1.5 million in state funding to prop up its troubled health insurance exchange built under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul.

The amount approved by House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday was well below the $4.7 million that Hawaii Health Connector officials asked for.

The exchange under the Affordable Care Act has been plagued with problems, including software issues that delayed open enrollment and low signups.

The exchange received more than $200 million in federal funds to open, yet signed up only about 8,000 in its first six months.

Lawmakers spent significant time debating potential fixes during the legislative session.

Sen. Sam Slom, a Republican who represents Waialae-Kahala, says the health exchange does not have a business plan that works. He says it has been nothing but a financial disaster.

The White House says that more than 8 million Americans have signed up…

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Obamacare Missteps Force Sibelius Resignation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

Sebelius’ resignation comes just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the so-called Obamacare law. The opening weeks of the enrollment period were marred by widespread website woes, though the administration rebounded strongly by enrolling 7.1 million people by the March 31 deadline, exceeding initial expectations. Enrollment has since risen to 7.5 million as people were given extra time to complete applications.

Even with the late surge in sign-ups, the law remains unpopular with many Americans and Republicans have made it a centerpiece of their efforts to retake the Senate in the fall.

Sebelius’ resignation could also set the stage for a contentious confirmation hearing…

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