The Obama Campaign Just Told Some Massive Lies In The Fight Over Contraception

Posted by on Mar 02, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Barack Obama

Lie #1 The idea employers have creepy discussions with individual employees about their sex lives when discussing their health insurance compensation. This does not happen. New hires usually get a packet with their insurance information just like everywhere else.

Lie #2 That employers currently (or under any law) would be granting or revoking permission to even use birth control. This is just not true. Currently many schools and hospitals just refuse to pay for it because they believe it directly implicates them in a sinful act. But employees are absolutely free to follow their own conscience and do what they want with their wages.

Lie #3 That there will be more ongoing creepy discussions and that a person’s health insurance will be constantly changed and reviewed according to changeable moral standards. This is not the experience of anyone working at a religious hospital or school, nor would it be.

Lie #4 That these decisions even get this personal. These institutions typically write up an agreement with a health insurer–or they self-insure. It’s an impersonal contract, not an inquisition.

Lie #5 Implicitly this makes it seem like it is also about women and their most common birth-control choices. It doesn’t mention sterilization or “morning-after” drugs that are part of the mandate. And it doesn’t mention most health-policies that don’t cover birth control also don’t cover elective-vasectomies for men.

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2 Responses to “The Obama Campaign Just Told Some Massive Lies In The Fight Over Contraception”

  1. spepper on 3/03/12 at 9:34 am

    If someone want to buy their own private insurance to pay for things like “birth control” or “lifestyle choices”, be my guest. Just don’t expect ME to assist in funding those CHOICES by the federal MANDATED confiscation of MY hard-earned pay. Because that would be GOVERNMENT TYRANNY, which is what this whole issue boils down to.