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Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

squiddy Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:23 AM
Look, I know she's an ridiculous Johnny One-Note, and a complete creation of the media (with a little help from Rush Limbaugh) - but do you guys have to contribute to extending her stay on the scene? Reacting to her only gets her more appearances on MSDNC - ignore her, and she'll go away - who knows, maybe to find a real job? Nahh, that'll never happen - she'll be a paid shill for the birth control "victimhood" lobby well into menopause ...
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:57 AM
"the birth control "victimhood" lobby"

PLEASE explain this loony statement.

the "Issue" is "Preventative Medicine" being covered for free, by insurance companies.

Preventative medicine is BETTER for the overall health of the individual, thus lowering Americas health care costs.

TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:56 AM
"the birth control "victimhood" lobby"

PLEASE explain this loony statement.

the "Issue" is "Preventative Medicine" being covered for free, by insurance companies.

Preventative medicine is BETTER for the overall health of the individual, thus lowering Americas health care costs.

scrow Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 1:04 AM
So will taxes go up or down under Obamacare?
scrow Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 1:05 AM
Also, what do you mean by "free"? Will insurance companies be donating free preventative medicine care?

If not, how much will it cost and who will pay for the "free" preventative medicine?
Mary973 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 1:15 AM
Nothing is free, someone pays the bill. I am all for preventative medicine that reduces the future likely hood of disease. However, Fluke equated insurance coverage for contraception to insurance coverage for leukemia. She is an idiot and Georgetown should consider elevating the bar for admission....
squiddy Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 5:48 AM
"the "Issue" is "Preventative Medicine""

"Birth Control" is not "Preventative Medicine" anymore than a condom is. When prescribed for non-contraceptive conditions, oral contraceptives *are* covered, though many insurance companies would requireexplanation, just like they require it when someone is prescribed Retin-A or Botox for non-cosmetic reasons, since their common use is cosmetic, which isn't a covered expense. Fluke's original paper whinged about a "friend" flogged that same lie.

" being covered for free, by insurance companies"

Where did you ever get the idea that *anything* is "free?" It's never "free", someone (else) bears the cost of coverage.. Rogaine is "Preventive medicine" under your loose definition ...

On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch:

What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny...