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August 25, 2011
The passage of health reform brought many wonderful new protections and benefits for Americans. Unfortunately, for women, these protections and benefits came with a price tag. States now have the choice to either allow abortion coverage to be included in the state health exchange – with women having to pay for the coverage with a separate check – or states can exclude it from the exchange completely. Many states have already chosen not to include abortion coverage, forcing those who find themselves in need of an abortion also burdened with paying for the procedure out of pocket. This year, in...
February 28, 2011
Everyone gets sick – but not everyone has time to get better. In Philadelphia, two out of every five workers who become ill (or whose kids become ill) have a terrible “choice” to make between the job they need and the family they love-all because they don’t have the opportunity to earn paid sick days. Office Manager Tiffany Lomax is one single mom who is thankful that she now has paid sick days to care for her 13 year old son, who suffers from severe asthma and allergies. Unfortunately, that was not always the case for Tiffany. Prior to her current job, she worked at a number of different...
July 28, 2010
Tiffany is an office manager and a single mom. Her 13-year-old son has severe asthma and allergies. At her current job, she receives paid sick days, which she is able to use to care for herself or her son when he has an asthma attack or a respiratory infection. Tiffany is relieved knowing that she can take the time to care for her son without fear of losing her job. Unfortunately, that was not always the case for Tiffany. Prior to her current job, she worked at a number of different companies. Despite her hard work, she was let go from each of those jobs after missing work to care for her son...
July 28, 2010
(Looking for a fourth reason? It’s good for you and your family.) We can all agree that when people are sick, the best place for them to be is home or in the hospital in order to get the care they need and prevent the spread of illness. But in Pennsylvania, 46 percent of all workers have no access to earned sick time. So if they or their family members get sick, they are stuck in a no-win situation: work sick, or stay home and lose their pay (or their jobs). 1. Public Health : H1N1 (swine flu) is an example of what earned sick time is so important. The CDC and others pointed out that if...