Let's look at this, with the follow the money mentality. They say an employer should be able, because of religeous beliefs, decide if women should get birth control pills under their health insurance plans. First of all, should Men decide what's good or bad for women? Second, these business owner's need to think long and hard about implimenting this decision. If an employer pays a hundred dollars a month for birth control pills how will that impact the health plan costs? Now consider the cost to the company for more births. Seems to me, with the cost of a birth, the insurance policies will sky rocket! Sky rocket perhaps, where even the employer can't afford insurance for his family. So who wins with this ammendment? The insurance companies! They will have a reason to RAISE THE COST OF YOUR HEALTH CARE PLAN!And who perhaps makes money off this? The average worker? No. But perhaps the politicians working so hard to pass this ammendment, under the pretense of religeous beliefs!
I'll respond - I couldn't agree more with you on this. Certain politicians will use and abuse religion - and it's always with an ulterior motive.
As for insurance companies - they will always find a reason to raise rates as long as they can get away with it. This is just making it easier for them.
Politics and religion seriously shouldn't be mixed together. I will never understand why people even come up with such horrible ideas and "amendments". My goodness.
I like this topic and no, the Blunt amendment is a travesty. Or was a travesty. It got defeated.
By the same logic, Mormon employers could refuse to provide health care insurance if the plan pays for alcohol and drug rehab.
I mean, we are going backwards here...
But speaking of the money argument. Why do we saddle our employers with paying for their employees' health insurance in the first place??
How can that possibly be pro-business???
When will the US become a truly civilized country and provide healthcare to her citizens as a matter of course? It's a basic human necessity and should NOT be tied to employment status. Ever.
by Tessa Schlesinger16 months ago
The eight richest men in the world own half the world's wealth. This means that the other half is owned by 7.5 billion people. Oxfam, the British charity, which has been following the upward flow of wealth for the last...
by Grace Marguerite Williams4 years ago
believe would have made a more efficient president? Why?
by graceinus5 months ago
As a christians is it wrong to be blunt and direct when commenting on Hubs or any other time?I have no problems being blunt and direct when making my comments on Hubs. There may be some who consider it rude. So if this...
by cjhunsinger3 years ago
Where in the Constitution is a women's right to birth control?In The United States of America our Rights are enumerated within the Bill of Rights and to my understanding such a Right does not exist.
by linda squire7 years ago
why are we paying for health insurance with our employer when you cant use it for any...preexsisying condition in my case that is everytime i need to see a doctor do i have to die because i can not be covered
by Bill Akers4 years ago
Do you think Obamacare would be an easier sale if all Federal Employees had to buy in?I believe Obamacare would be better received if everyone had to put up with the same insurance, including unions, congressmen,...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.