Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population

It is another one of those times in the history of progressive health care. Time to embrace another group of individuals who deserve health care and yet have been marginalized up until this point. An underserved, unrecognized, and much deserving segment of the population. This time it is children — transgender children and teens. Because … Continued

Medicaid Coverage of Plan B Over the Counter: New York State’s Experience

Advocates fought for years to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter so that women could have convenient and timely access to this contraceptive option when they needed it. But removing the prescription requirement created a new barrier for some women — over-the-counter drugs are usually not covered by insurance, so the change increased the expense of … Continued

RX for Change: Why Suzanne Somers is Wrong About Hormones

Suzanne Somers looks great. In interviews and a series of books, the actress attributes her seeming agelessness — not to mention increased energy, libido, and a host of other benefits — to her use of “bioidentical” hormones. Let’s get a few things straight right off the bat. Hormones won’t make you look like Suzanne Somers. … Continued