Tea Party Lawmaker Letter on Med Device Tax Repeal Authored by Lobby Group

goddamnedfrank9/28/2013 9:24:01 pm PDT

re: #71 LowenLowen

Lets say you want a nice apartment. You might also want a hot meal every day.
You could survive in a box, though, or by dumpster diving. Am I required to pay for your apartment and a your food? No.
Likewise you might use birth control so you can enjoy yourself. I don’t see where I have any obligation to pay for your birth control any more than I should pay for your food, or your apartment - all of which you are free to work and earn for yourself.

When people get their health insurance through their employer that health plan is just another part of their compensation. They contribute to the plan and it’s only there to attract and retain their services, just like their salary. How they use it is up to them, if they want birth control it should cover birth control.

It also costs more in actuarial terms for an insurance plan not to cover birth control, just like it costs more to insure a building against fire loss if it doesn’t have sprinklers. That’s because birth control is prophylactic against more than just pregnancy, which costs enough on its own. Birth control also helps prevent complications from endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Which leads to the third point, the uninsured don’t get preventative care, but they do end up in the ER and hospital for expensive, complicated conditions that could have been caught and prevented early at very little cost if they had insurance. This is your problem because in the end you, me and everyone else ends up paying for that far more expensive and avoidable emergency when the poor, uninsured person can’t pay their bills. You can’t get blood from a stone and medical debt is easy to discharge via bankruptcy.

The problem is, frankly, that you’re stupid, short sighted, self centered and unempathetic. Your think your ideology of abject selfism is intelligent, grounded in reality and serves your long term interests, but mathematically it simply doesn’t bear scrutiny.