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What do you think of the Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" ruling today?


Should healthcare decisions not be between a woman and her healthcare provider? Why should your boss essentially get to tell you what medicines you can take? This is a slippery slope. Contraceptive pills are used for far more than birth control. They are given to women with PCOS, fibroids, hormonal issues during perimenopause etc. If men were denied Viagra would there be a bigger push back?

 
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Best Answer junkseller says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Absolutely! baffling indeed! What about other Christian sects for that matter who don't believe in blood transfusions or preventative medicine? We don't even have to explore the other religions to show dangerous precedent. Scary.


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M. T. Dremer says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I completely agree. Also where does hobby lobby get off dictating to insurance companies what they can and cannot cover? Citizens United was a disaster, this will be too. Corporations can use "religion" as an excuse to not adhere to healthcare laws.


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2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I agree with a couple of your points, but it doesn't negate the fact that HL is pushing their religious beliefs on others. The medicines their employees take are NOT their business. should your employer interfere in your private life? No.


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2 years ago
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    Debra Allen (Lady Guinevere) 2 years ago

    THAT is the problem within this US...insurance companies think they know better than doctors. That is the GAME they are playing. We need to stop the games for real.


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Cyrellys says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I agree with you and I am self-employed. It doesn't change the fact that employers should not be determining what medicines we can/can't take. It's not their business. nor should they push their religion on their employees.


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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

2 years ago
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    Um that's how it's always been. Employer picked company, you got what they covered or you paid extra for add't coverage. Only difference - employer didn't have to claim any religious grounds. Suddenly it's wrong?


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2 years ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Very well stated.


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retief2000 says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    contraceptives aren't abortion pills and it's not hobby lobbies business what medications are prescribed to their employees. No, Hobby Lobby does not "own" the insurance nor the people they employ.


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Mitch Alan says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    It is not "freedom" when employers feel they have the right to force their beliefs onto the same employees who are making their business profitable. No, employers shouldn't have a say what medicine you take, they aren't doctors or insurers.


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2 years ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Of course you can and no where in the world is that not true. Elective procedures and medications are more excluded than included. It is just plain and simple. All policies exclude certain things, including government ones.


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Leyla Harrell says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Perhaps there is no religious justification to stop that? Who knows? I'm baffled by this state of affairs for sure! double standards never cease to amaze.


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SassySue1963 says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    IUD's aren't akin to abortion either. I had one for five years - how many "aboritons" did I have - zero. It is not Any employers business what healthcare decisions their employees make. If they can't tolerate that don't own a business. Simple.


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Aime (Aime F) says

2 years ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Exactly right. Our "healthcare" system here is a disaster. The people who are happy with it usually have not experienced another system to compare it to, or they wouldn't be so keen on it trust me.

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Debra Allen (Lady Guinevere) says

2 years ago
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    So religion is only back then and isn't now?Interesting.I find it disturbing that many are undisturbed by gov't insinuating itself into everything.But it is as I wrote before, people are infantile and refused to be weened.


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