Skip to comments.Sebelius: 'Men Often Do Need Maternity Care'
Posted on 10/30/2013 10:48:15 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Ellmers: But men are required to purchase maternity coverage.
Sebelius: Well, an insurance policy has a series of benefits whether you use them or not
Ellmers: And that is why health care premiums are increasing, because we are forcing them to buy things that they will never need. Thank you.
Sebelius: The individual policies cover families. Men often do need maternity care for their spouses and for their families, yes.
Ellmers: A single male, aged 32, does need maternity coverage. To the best of your knowledge, has a man ever delivered a baby?
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I loathe the fact that health insurance these days is being used to pay for usless non emergency CRAP like routine checkups and getting moles frozen off, which increaes the cost of routine maintencne as people tend to abuse subsidiezed crap.
If you had to plunk down 50 to 100 bucks everytime you had to go see the doc for a sniffle or cough more people would instead spend 10 bucks for a dozen cans of chicken soup instead of wasting doctor’s time.
It is like expecting your car insurance to cover the damned cost of oil changes and car washes...
And even if his girlfriend ended-up pregnant, she in all likelihood wouldn’t be covered under the policy.
And the “pre-existing condition coverage” is like buying a fire-insurance policy AFTER your house has burned-down.
A typical reply of a misogynist male chauvinist pig. He might be responsible for getting her pregnant because every male is a potential rapist. < / sarcasm >
And the pre-existing condition coverage is like buying a fire-insurance policy AFTER your house has burned-down.
Or bitching about how people on the hill don’t have to buy flood insurance on their house because you were dumb enough to buy a house built next to the van down by the river...
I got "paternity leave" when my kids were born in the late 80's / early 90's. They typically gave 3 days off with pay on a moment's notice. I saw them give other men more when babies or Mom's had complications in birth. Shoot, they gave me some comp days and didn't make me count vacation when my granddaughter was born and had to go in NICU for 10 days ("Go be with your family" was all that was said).
No Government mandates - just a good loyalty building investment from a company that had to compete in the free market for my continuing services. It worked - I worked there for 25 years and never so much as interviewed for another company...unusual for a high tech industry. Many, many 10+ year employees. And we paid it back by working extra (all salaried people) covering for others when their time came.
That’s right, because she would be covered under her policy. But remember, that is our “war against women” so we have to quit talking like this.
We may need it after all the sc**wings we have been receiving from the Obama Administration.
I don’t see any reason for maternity care to cost so much. But I guess part of it is we have to share the cost of all the illegals that get free care for their anchor babies.
Insurance under group employer plans usually do cover maternity (if it is a reasonable plan). That’s ok because the group shares the risk and makes it a little less expensive.
But for an individual man to have to pay for maternity is not reasonable.
So if we’re talking about policies for single people, is Ellmers saying that there should be a men’s insurance plan and a woman’s ensurance plan? Men’s plan wouldn’t cover breast cancer or pregnancy, women’s plan wouldn’t cover prostate cancer or vasectomies? Something like that? Would the government then have to force insurance companies to develop a cafeteria-style system of policies?
Um, no. It is the same as being forced to buy homeowner and auto insurance if you don't own a home or a car.
You are confusing some crazy idea in your head with cost shifting, which is not at all synonymous with "keeping the cost down." It only means those of us who will never use the services are being forced to pay for unnecessary coverage.
I guess my point was I didn’t need to be insured for this. Good people can do good things are there own without government mandate.
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