Well, that’s not an exact quote, but of all the drugs in the world to choose from, the Dept of Health and Human Services, backed by the Obama Administration chose contraception as the drug that employers MUST provide free of charge. Not heart medication, not diabetes medication, not aids medication, and not even cancer medication. All of which are deadly if they are not taken.
The talking heads all came out this week proclaiming that this was a “women’s” issue. That we must make it available to ALL women. How important women’s health is. If it is so important, wouldn’t life saving be more important than pregnancy avoidance. Barbara Boxer, Sen (D) – Ca, said that women’s health trumps religious freedom, a ridiculous comparison, but is she also saying that pregnancy trumps death?
Now, I can’t speak for everyone, but I would think, given the choice of death or pregnancy, most would choose pregnancy. If they can’t afford contraception drugs, how can they be expected to afford any other type of medication. especially those for life threatening illnesses which cost way more than contraception.
Once again, the Obama administration is making choices that they have no business making. Just like they choose which companies can get bail-outs and can survive, they are choosing which medications you can get if you cant afford them and who will survive.
But wait, what if you can afford them…you also get them for free. Well, it’s not really free, is it? It’s an expense, and how do companies pay for rising expenses…that’s right…they pass them on as higher prices. So once again, we the taxpayer and consumer pay the bill for things we don’t get to consume.
Hmmm, maybe I’m on the right track. If they can force companies to give free contraceptive drugs…maybe they can force them to give free heart medications and diabetic drugs, and cancer and aids drugs. I mean it’s only fair. But why stop at drugs…that’s only part of the health equation…why not no-deductible medical care, just in case some can’t afford it. Remember, these requirements would only be on those companies that PROVIDE health care benefits. If they could no longer afford to provide them, then what…
“I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its gross national product on health care, cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody.”…Barack Obama, 2003 speaking at the AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Conference.
Bingo…there is a method to their madness, after all.
Rx FOR THOUGHT: So, the rich need to pay their fair share in taxes, but we all need to pay for their contraception.