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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Connect The Dots USA OBamaCare Myths: Part II, The 6th Myth

Connect The Dots USA OBamaCare Myths.  The 6th Myth....

"Myths" 1 - 5 Linked, here.

Connect The Dots USA
Debunking #6: “I Don’t Want To Pay To Cover Contraception Or Maternity Care.”

If Viagra is covered, then covering contraception only seems fair.

The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee exposes the millions of dollars of taxpayer Medicare money that goes to fund penis pumps (at $360 each):

Why is it when it comes to covering medications/treatments that men want in Rick Santorum’s “sexual realm,” it’s covered without discussion, but there’s a double-standard when it comes to women?

And pregnancy does not occur by immaculate conception — somewhere along the line there was a dude involved. Men need to pay into that insurance pool, too. And thanks to the ACA, older folks are getting even more subsidized by younger folks — rates can vary no more than 3:1 for oldest adult:youngest adult instead of the previous 5:1 or 8:1. So older adults can at least help subsidize younger folks’ maternity coverage. It’s all about cross-subsidies and community-rating to help make everything affordable for everyone. You get some, you give some. Not a perfect system but seems fair.

Insurance policies have never been written a la carte for a particular person at a particular time. Lots of coverages will never apply to you (e.g. women never need prostate exams).

See Michael Hiltzik, “Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here’s why.”

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