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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 2:48pm

What exactly is the hope, point, thought in this universal coverage for contraception that is getting so much debate in the media?

I hope everyone is doing well. :-)

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In reply to: cshell63
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 3:46pm
I don't understand your question. Can you clarify?
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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 4:08pm
The hope is that women will finally have some relief from the financial burden (they already bear the physical burden if contraceptive measures fail) of birth control.

Considering the the towering absurdity of many insurance plans coverage of performance enhancing drugs like Viagra (where is the hue and cry in the Catholic church about that since it's "artificial"?), without equal measures on the other side of the equation, and you may begin to see that the call for coverage is more about addressing equality than it was ever about compelling ANY woman, regardless of her religion, to use contraceptive measures.

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:03pm

Well, the facade is that Obama is standing up for women's rights and helping them get that birth control that is soooo hard to get, which they just could not get before!

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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In reply to: cshell63
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:08pm
Turns out too, the oft quoted and idolized Rachel Maddow is either a liar or a poor researcher.
http://www.mrctv.org/videos/msnbcs-odonnell-debunks-liberal-claims-some-states-already-require-catholics-provide-contraception
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In reply to: cshell63
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:16pm
Financial burden? What a bunch of BS. 9 bucks for a months supply of generic BC at Target, or free from PP. .
Are insurance companies mandated to cover viagra? I'm not aware of it.
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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:28pm

Contraception isn't the problem, It's Obama's imposition that all employers -

 

 

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:34pm
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Nope. The churches want to push their beliefs on their employees, whether their employees are members of that church or not. This allows all women to access birth control coverage if they so choose. No one is forcing them to use it, unlike the churches who are trying to force everyone NOT to use it. Since the churches aren't going to be paying for that coverage, it's really none of their business.
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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:43pm

Planned Parenthood doesn't have a presence everywhere.

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 6:38pm
BS is not name calling, any more so than bingada bongada.

Is Viagra mandated, by law to be covered by insurance companies? You forgot to answer my question?

We are talking about women that work, and are covered by insurance through their employer, so the "horrifying" data from the Guttmacher institute is probably moot anyway, in regards to this subject.
So you are telling me that many women who work at a job that offers insurance can't afford nine dollars a month, can't even afford a small co-pay of nine dollars a month or less. They must have "free" BC or they won't eat for a day. (free to them, but I pay for it through higher insurance premiums, which I'm feeling the effect this month) I would like to see the statistics on these destitute women who work and have employer provided health care.

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 6:54pm
Not really - There are some ways around the mandates, e.g. not covering prescription drug coverage at all or self insuring, but NY, California has pretty strict mandates and many Catholic hospitals, universities, and charities complied whining that their 1st amendment rights were violated.

N.Y. Law on Contraceptives Already in Place, and Catholic Institutions Comply
By JOSEPH BERGER and THOMAS KAPLAN
Published: February 10, 2012

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Although Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York has vociferously argued that a national requirement for religiously affiliated institutions to cover birth control in their insurance plans is immoral and unacceptable, some Roman Catholic organizations in his own backyard have for 10 years been grudgingly complying with a state law making them do precisely that.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/nyregion/catholic-institutions-reluctantly-comply-with-ny-contraceptives-law.html

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