Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Preserve Women's Health Care



Preserve Women's Health Care!
One of the first acts of the new Congress will be a vote on the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law enacted last year. To repeal this law, however, is to harm women and their families, and to once again allow insurance companies to treat being a woman as a pre-existing condition.
Many parts of the health care reform bill constituted a step forward for women's health in a number of ways. Repeal would again allow insurance companies to deny women coverage if they've had a Cesarean section, breast or cervical cancer, or received medical treatment for domestic or sexual violence. Repeal will eliminate the extension of dependent coverage to children up to age 26 and allow insurers to deny children coverage for pre-existing conditions and to require women to get a referral to see their ob/gyn. Repealing this law means returning to the old, broken system in which women paid a steep price in their health care just for being women.
Take Action!
Urge your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 2 and H.Res. 9, the bills which would repeal the health care reform law. To send a message, simply click on the "Take Action" link in the upper right corner. Then follow the instructions to compose and send your message.

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