HHS’s proposed rule targets “junk” health insurance plans.

HHS's proposed rule targets "junk" health insurance plans.

Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Junk health plans are under fire from the Department of Health and Human Services, which pledged this week to protect consumers from such plans, as well as bail out medical bills and overages that lead to medical debt. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, patients with pre-existing conditions … Read more

Washington targets social media to protect children’s mental health

Lawmakers are considering several bills that would crack down on Big Tech and regulate children's use of social media

In a polarized Congress, a rare bipartisan deal is being forged to protect the mental health of young people with a slew of bills aimed at regulating tech companies. Growing efforts by lawmakers to target social media companies come alongside warnings from the US surgeon general about the effect of platforms on the mental health … Read more

Legislature reissues stalled NC Parental Bill of Rights that targets trans children

It shows a man and woman holding placards.  His sign reads Trust the Teachers!  and its sign reads Trans Youth Belong

By Rose Hoban Throughout their careers in theater and teaching the theater arts, Paulette and John Marty have met, worked with, and mentored many people who identify as LGBTQ. We have always expressed support for queer and transgender students, and have worked with many students, and have been for years, Paulette said. As educators, the … Read more