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reply to post by Viesczy
As someone who's wife has had to go through fertility treatments, I just want to point out that they are NOT covered, and they are EXTREMELY expensive.
ETA- Just wanted to add that we have very good coverage, just about the best available.edit on 1-11-2013 by jssaylor2007 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by xuenchen
If this goes to the Supreme Court that could be quite a case and ruling. Personally I hope it's overturned, as citing birth control as against anyone's religion is really stretching the religious objection.
A terrible decision. What happens when Jehovah Witness business owners start complaining about having to provide insurance that covers blood transfusions? It's slippery slope letting mythologies rule what type of health services people can get.
reply to post by Aleister
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. Being born into a staunch Catholic Family, I was first born to a litter of 6 kids. My Mother had 2, that I know of miscarriages...that would have made 8 kids had they lived. All of us were born while she was using the only BC allowed by the Catholic Church...the rhythm method, where the woman had to track her ovulation by a chart, and try to only have sex on *safe* days. I called it Vatican Roulette.
BC is a real issue for some religious sectors of our society. Catholics are a very strong voting block...remember Kennedy?
reply to post by Aleister
I'm sorry. If you don't even know who Kennedy is, in the history of the United States....
I see no reason to continue this dialogue with you.
Great news, there is absolutely no good reason birth control should be covered. Employers should not be mandated to provide coverage for their employees extracurricular activities.
If you want birth control, buy it, it's not medically necessary. There are better, safer drugs for any ailment birth control is used to treat outside of avoiding pregnancy.
Also called birth control pills or "the Pill," hormonal contraceptives can be used for the long-term treatment of women with PCOS who do not wish to become pregnant, and in fact they are the primary treatment for these women. Oral contraceptive pills contain a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin. In women with PCOS, these hormones:12
June 28, 2013
The Obama administration on Friday offered its final compromise for faith-based groups that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans, even as the issue faces new legal challenges.
The final rule does not differ greatly from a proposed version issued earlier this year that sought to offer a way for women to get the coverage without forcing religiously affiliated organizations to pay for it. Under the rule, insurance companies would provide the coverage free of charge through separate, individual health insurance policies from their employers' insurers or third-party administrators.
“Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to respect the concerns of houses of worship and other non-profit religious organizations that object to contraceptive coverage, while helping to ensure that women get the care they need, regardless of where they work," Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
Final rule issued on birth-control access for faith-based employers
What is "extracurricular"? If someone is injured on the job, isn't that already covered through Workman's Compensation? What if someone has a skiing accident on the weekend? Should they be denied treatment through their insurance coverage and have to pay out of pocket because they chose an extracurricular recreational activity that was dangerous?
Birth control is used to treat polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS), among other common maladies such as PMS, acne and endometriosis, just to name a few.
reply to post by Pimpintology
Hmmmmm, I have an idea. I now no longer have to pay federal taxes. My religious beliefs are against war, theft and murder, a huge hunk of those federal taxes go to pay for those things.
...denying coverage of contraception would not undermine the Affordable Care Act’s requirements that health insurance provide preventative care. ... “The provision of these services — even without the contraceptive mandate — by and large fulfills the statutory command for insurers to provide gender-specific preventive care,” she wrote. “At the very least, the statutory scheme will not go to pieces.”
...two other judges on the panel disagreed with parts of the ruling and said the rights of religious people do not extend to the companies they own. They also disputed that the Gilardis were unduly burdened by the coverage requirement. ...
Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from the ObamaCare mandate to cover contraception. People who work for religiously affiliated institutions can get birth control directly from their insurance companies.