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Over 35 Health Associations, Providers Urge Trump Admin to Stop Federal Anti-Trans Discrimination

White House
Health National
Over 35 national health care associations and providers have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging them to drop reported plans to narrowly define sex as an immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.  ...
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Seattle/King County Clinic to Offer Free Dental, Vision and Medical Services

Health Local
Seattle/King County Clinic returns for a fifth year to KeyArena at Seattle Center with free dental, medical and eye care services for those who struggle to access or afford health care. ...
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Inslee Signs Reproductive Parity Act Into Law: Big Win for Women, Families

Health
The RPA requires all insurance plans in Washington state that cover maternity care to also cover abortions, ensuring that women are able to make the decisions that are best for themselves and their families. In addition, the RPA covers all FDA-approved contraception, including emergency contraception, without cost-sharing. ...
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Former Nanny: ‘Don’t Serve Me Urine and Say It’s Lemonade’

Editorial
I’m sure many of us have thought this same sentiment: “She can rest while the girls nap.” Except that’s not the reality when you’re a nanny. You’re preparing food, bottles, cleaning - and, god forbid - taking the opportunity to visit the bathroom alone. ...
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New Report Details the Health Care Rights Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children

Health Faith and Religion
Tipping the Scales: The Coordinated Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children, and Health Care details the widespread push to pass a variety of religious exemptions laws that would give businesses, government agencies, and individuals a right to discriminate on religious or moral grounds. ...
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Trump Administration Rolls Back ACA Birth Control Protection

Politics Health
The Trump administration Friday rolled back the birth control protection as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), allowing any employer to deny birth control coverage because of religious or moral objection. ...
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First Documentary to Explore America’s Paid Leave Crisis Will Premier at International Film Festival

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Entertainment Health
Zero Weeks, a film by award-winning director Ky Dickens, weaves powerful personal stories with insightful interviews and explores America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. ...
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California Legislature Passes ‘Bill of Rights’ for LGBTQ Seniors in Long-Term Care

Politics
The California Legislature Wednesday approved a bill that would create a “bill of rights” for LGBTQ seniors in long-term care. ...
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Seattle/King County Clinic to Offer Free Dental, Vision, Medical Services at Four-Day Health Clinic

Health Local
People who struggle to access and/or afford dental, medical and eye care services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 26-29, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. ...
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Human Services Department Seeks to Fund Dementia Adult Day Facility Services

Health Local
The Human Services Department is seeking applications from agencies to provide day services for adults 60 and older with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia condition. ...
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