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Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control

RockingJamboree Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:03 AM
Ms. Fluke did not testify about Government financed birth control. Her argument was that women should have an expectation that the prescriptions they get from their doctor will be covered by the health insurance those same women PAY FOR! That's not about entitlement. That's about FAIRNESS. That's just COMMON SENSE. It shouldn't matter that the prescription is for contraception. Women have a right to PRIVACY and AUTONOMY. A woman's school or job has no business trying to control or coerce her most intimate, personal and private healthcare choices. What was Ms. Fluke's connection to this UN Study? Do you really think she had something to do with it's research or writing?
CVN65 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 8:08 AM
Ummmm, no. I have health insurance and have varying levels of copays for medications. One is a brand-name medication with no generic alternative and the copay is $45 per 30-day supply. It is for one of my children and he literally cannot function in school without it. Birth control pills are not for health care, except for a small minority of women; they are used for contraception. For convenience. As such, they are not really "health" care. Further, Fluke's employer actually pays for the insurance so it is their decision what level of medical and prescription coverage they will purchase for her. She is fully able to obtain BCP under her plan but she must pay for it. She can also forego the Rx if she doesn't have the cash.
Marc_H Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:41 AM
then ui should not be forced to PAY for her choices skippy


people making up "rights"
and demanding others pay for them

having a "right" DOES NOT EQUATE to having someone ELSE pay for it
Hoosierguy Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:37 AM
If it wasn't about getting taxpayers to pay for contraceptives, then why didn't she just go buy insurance that covered it?? Policies like this already exist.
Why did she need to testify before congress? As far as jobs or schools providing it via their insurance, Who is forcing her to work at those places, or attend school there? If she doesn't like the benefits being offered, she can go somewhere else. Just like if you don't like the policies advocated on this website you can go somewhere else! Hint hint...