health care

health care

The 'Dwarf Fortress' Creators Weren't in It For Money, But Now They Need It

For 12 years, 'Dwarf Fortress' has been a free video game. It's finally coming to Steam, but only after rising health care costs forced their hand.
Patrick Klepek
3.28.19
Disability Rights

Disabled Activists Should Not Have to Die to Have Our Voices Heard

Carrie Ann Lucas's recent insurance-related death has brought new eyes to her work as a prominent activist—and is yet another instance of disability rights only gaining mainstream attention after one of us dies.
s.e. smith
3.7.19
Views My Own

My Abortion Was the Most Positive Experience I Had with Canadian Healthcare

I had expected the procedure to be fraught with difficulty, given the experiences of many women. I proved to be the exception.
Amy Kenny
2.22.19
abortion access

Michigan's Senate Just Launched the Latest Attack on Telemedicine Abortion

The state's Republican-led Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would amount to a blanket ban on doctors prescribing pregnancy-ending medication online or by video stream.
Marie Solis
11.30.18
Health

What It's Like to Get a UTI Every Time You Have Sex

I’ve rushed to the emergency room at four in the morning; missed out on days of pay while on the floor in agony, and had to suffer the indignity of explaining to housemates why I was stuck in the bathroom all evening.
Kara Godfrey
9.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Jim Carrey School Americans on Canadian Healthcare

He made Bernie Sanders proud.
Manisha Krishnan
9.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

My Search for a Fat-Positive Doctor

We talk to Charlotte Zoller about her quest to find healthcare providers who don't shame for her weight.
VICE Staff
8.24.18
Health

The Myth That PrEP Is Just For Gay Men is Hurting Women

PrEP has been hailed as a revolutionary drug breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. But UK doctors are still having trouble convincing women it's for them, too.
Jake Hall
8.22.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The States Attacking Obamacare Have a Lot to Lose

Some of the sickest states in the country signed onto the lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
VICE Staff
7.25.18
Essays on Religious Exemptions

What It Was Like to Be Denied Medical Care Because of My Gender

Transgender people require healthcare just like everyone else. We are not asking for special privileges; we just want to have the same access to medical care all Americans are guaranteed under law.
Evan Minton
6.29.18
Essays on Religious Exemptions

My Son's Medical Care Wasn't Covered by Insurance Because He's Trans

This was not an optional surgery; it was a necessity for Pax. I believed—and still believe —that his life depended on it.
Cheryl Enstad
6.29.18
reproductive rights

More and More Doctors Are Denying Abortions Based on Religious Beliefs

And putting women's health—and, in some cases, their lives—at severe risk by doing so.
Kimberly Lawson
6.20.18
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