Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Would the removal of contraceptives from the ACA mandate be an example of
freedom of religion, or the tyranny of religion? It may be the latter.
Moreover since so many women rely on inexpensive contraceptives, your suggestion
may also be viewed as anti-woman.
Moreover, your favoring employers who want to deny contraceptives to female
employees through their health plans, over the needs of their female employees
to have easy access to them, is another demonstration of your bias for employers
over their employees. This is no surprise.
Contraception is basic preventative heath care. If, as the DesNews suggests,
the contraception mandate should be re-visited then it should be strengthened to
remove the loopholes now in place that let employers deny their employees
insurance for this very needed medicine. If the owners don't want to think
they are paying for contraception then they should realize that employees pick
up a percentage of their heath are and just think that the employees are paying
for the portion of insurance that provides contraception. Issue resolved.
A good and smart move by Clinton. His political savvy has always been his strong
suit. He can read the polls and his gentle rebuke of the broken promises made by
Obama will endear him and Hillary of course in the hearts of those 70+ percent
of voters who want Obamacare repealed. It also gives cover to democrats in both
houses of Congress to change or repeal the law, which they and their party
forced through without a single republican vote.
You clearly put the interests of institutions ahead of the rights of the
individual under the Bill of Rights.This newspaper is definitely a
I will agree that many things need to be changed with the PPACA.
When you have an unworkable mess, what do you do? We've known the solution
since Alexander the Great sliced through the Gordian Knot. Just slice through
ObamaCare. Get rid of it. Let the Federal Government be content to do those
things that it is authorized to do instead of meddling with issues that are to
be left to the States or to the People.Obama has proven that just
because he wants to control a huge part of the private sector's money, that
he has no experience to "entitle" him to handle that responsibility.
ObamaCare is NOT about health care; it is simply the transfer of a great deal of
our money to the Federal Government for use in the general fund, just like
Social Security funds are transfered to the general fund.Slice
through ObamaCare. Destroy it before it destroys America.
@ MarxistHow about employers not furnish insurance period. Would
that be better. But that would fit into your leftist thinking where the
taxpayers furnish it.Typical leftist thinking You must give me something and it
must be what I want.
There is zero chance that the ACA will change. The House of Representatives has
voted over 40+ times to defund ACA, why would anyone think they would be open to
make adjustments to ACA? Also waiting on the Republican alternative to ACA, any
eta on that Boehner?
1. Contraceptives are used for a number of women's health issues - not just
birth control.2. While the ACA is good, We need changes to make it Better,
but a SinglePayer PublicOption is BEST.3. Why didn't the Deseret News
ever call for fixing GW Bush's flaws -- ALL of them?
The Deseret News editorial board is correct. Interestng that they have a
reputation in some circles of being conservative and now they have written a
piece promoting religious freedom (the human rights issue of our time) and at
the same time they have reasserted that corporations have the responsibility and
even the right to be governed by morality as opposed to "Cut-throat
Capitalism".I think that universities should divest themselves
from stocks in Israel because Israel is oppressing the Palestinians. It is
socially responsible. But there seem to be a lot of people who would argue that
corporations should be governed by laws and the profit motive but nothing
else.So I guess that the Deseret News editorial board are just a
bunch of commie pinko bleeding heart liberals with their views about human
rights and social responsibility.
Why should I have to pay for YOUR birth control? Where is YOUR personal
responsibility to handle YOUR personal welfare? If YOU don't want a baby,
then YOU are responsible to either not have sex or to provide your own means of
preventing conception.It is utter nonsense for you to demand that
other people pay for their contraceptives. It is utter nonsense for you to
think that someone in Utah or Nevada or Mississippi should be billed for your
personal welfare in any way, including birth control.If you're
old enough to have sex, you're old enough to face the consequences of
having sex. Your birth control is not my responsibility. It's time to grow
up and take responsibility for your own actions.
J Thompson:If YOU get cancer, why should I have to pay for YOUR
treatment? If YOU'RE in an accident, why should I have to pay for YOU to
get medical attention? Those things weren't my fault. Why aren't YOU
the one taking personal responsibility for YOURSELF?
@Furry1993 - You suggest a good compromise of conscience. However, many
companies pay all of the employee's medical insurance, while the employee
pays for the premiums that are for the rest of the family. In such a case, if
the employee is a female then there would be no subdivision of premiums for the
employee. @LDSLiberal - You are quite correct that birth control
pills are prescribed for numerous female health reasons, not just pregnancy.
However, I've not heard of any other reason for using "morning
after" pills. I can see where this might plague the conscience of some
Religion doesn't need health care. People do. Let them have access.
If a bill to amend the ACA were ever submitted to congress, it would never
emerge. Republicans will vote over and over again to eliminate it, they will
never vote to improve it. President Obama knows that letting congress amend his
program would mean letting congress kill his program.
I have a better idea. Get rid of it. It was a bad law, poorly
conceived. And for all the talk (by the media, including DesNews), this
president has truly shown repeatedly his incompetence.Next time,
leave the job of president to someone with skills above usage of a teleprompter.
The affordable care act will eventually become workable, one way or another. And
just like social security, medicare and medicaid have done since they were
enacted, continue to increase the financial burden of the federal government. At
some point discretionary spending will become a thing of the past as every tax
dollar will, by necessity of legislation, be consumed on these social
obligations enacted by congress. Now this may be all well and good, spending our
tax dollars on our selves, however I think we may be overlooking most of the
consequences of this. As we have seen from the result of the end of the cold war
and the decrease in military spending, piracy increased creating more hazards
for international trade. When the British navy collapsed from WWI financial
debt, by necessity the US had to step in to ensure uninterrupted international
trade. I just don't think putting all our tax dollars in one basket is a
good idea. There is more to a country and it's economy than retirement and
J ThompsonThe same reason I have to pay for you having kids. You get
a tax break on every child you have. Those lost taxes have to be made up
elsewhere - usually by people who have no kids themselves. The same reason I
have to pay taxes so poor people can eat. They don't pay taxes, they get
assistance. Why do I have to buy other people food? Why do I have to pay my
medical bills when others get it for free on somebody else?
Many, many women use birth control pills for issues other than birth control.
They stabalize hormones and help with irregular, painful, and heavy periods.
They are regularly perscribed by dermatologists as a treatement for severe
acne.If, however, you insist that birth control not be covered, they
must also defund all coverage of those little blue pills for men. Those of you
who advocate personal responsibility for women must also demand that men pay to
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