Tag Archives: Lawmaker

Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

Alabama lawmaker introduces mandatory vasectomy bill amid abortion ban controversy

Rep. Rolanda Hollis (Credit: Rep. Rolanda Hollis) An Alabama lawmaker has responded to the abortion ban by introducing a mandatory vasectomy bill. Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) said “It always takes two to tango,” after noting that the bill sends “the message that men should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” The move… Read More »

Texas Lawmaker Makes Sorcery Claims About A Top Vaccine Expert

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, engaged in a Twitter battle with renowned physician-scientist Peter Hotez, MD, PhD. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images) Getty Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, has accomplished a lot in his life. He’s well-known around the world for doing many, many very positive things. However, casting magical spells is… Read More »