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To: NYer

As an employer, I’ve been incensed for some time about the fact that I cannot offer a health-care plan to my employees that doesn’t include psychiatric care. At first blush, it seems harmless doesn’t it? Let me assure you it isn’t.

Psyche care is mandated by the state of Virginia, and others. I am told that psychiatric care is becoming the largest driver of premium increases. It also provides the path toward disability from SS for many. It is simply too easy for patients and unscrupulous doctors to abuse. Too many gray areas that aren’t the case with most physical maladies that health insurance was designed to cover.

I don’t mean to belittle the discussion as to religious freedom, but the problem is mandates period. I hope we aren’t taking our eye off the ball. Employers and employees should be left to work these things out. That makes this a freedom issue, not limited to just religious freedom.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:17 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright
I don’t mean to belittle the discussion as to religious freedom, but the problem is mandates period.

Agreed. Have you filed a lawsuit yet against Obamacare? There are multiple actions coming from different sources. Perhaps you can unite your voice with one of those groups.

This business of insisting that everyone provide free contraceptives is just the tip of the iceberg. According to the American Spectator article linked to on this thread, Sandra Fluke is also an advocate for transgender surgery to be covered by insurance plans. That will entail a lot of psychological counseling prior to surgery. And ... this is just the beginning. There is much in Obamacare that is still unknown. The number of pages is 3x that of the bible.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 6:02:08 AM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: wayoverontheright

Follow the money.

Obamacare mandates that medical insurers cover any FDA approved contraceptive, including the newer, higher priced patented systems that you see advertised on TV constantly.

When people are paying the bill themselves, most will opt for the low-cost generic. But if somebody else is paying the bill, they will opt for the one they see on TV at twenty times the price.

If you are on a Statin for Cholestrol, your insurance company is pushing toward the generics, as they become available. But Obamacare specifically mandates that any FDA-approved birth control be fully covered, regardless of price.

Follow the money.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 6:10:55 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: wayoverontheright

Follow the money.

Obamacare mandates that medical insurers cover any FDA approved contraceptive, including the newer, higher priced patented systems that you see advertised on TV constantly.

When people are paying the bill themselves, most will opt for the low-cost generic. But if somebody else is paying the bill, they will opt for the one they see on TV at twenty times the price.

If you are on a Statin for Cholestrol, your insurance company is pushing toward the generics, as they become available. But Obamacare specifically mandates that any FDA-approved birth control be fully covered, regardless of price.

Follow the money.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 6:11:02 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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