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Friday, 10 March 2017

Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage!

Dear Friends:

While we enjoy certain social and health programs and now enjoy what used to be called "The American Dream" (It's now the Canadian dream.) it is getting harder and harder for the average U.S. citizen to not consider making a run for the border! (North, that is!)

As the title suggests the Republicans are leading the U.S. population further into the swamp Don the Con Trumplethinskin pledged to drain:
In the 27 hours the House Energy and Commerce Committee spent debating Republicans’ Obamacare revision plan, a handful of moments stand out.
This is one of them.
At the start, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.) was talking with Republican Rep. John Shimkus (Ill.) about Shimkus’s objections to the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for health-insurance plans.
As a reminder, former president Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law ordered that all health plans cover certain essential health benefits, such as doctor visits, hospital care and prescription drugs.
The law also required plans to cover pregnancy and childbirth. That’s where the fireworks started in the Energy and Commerce Committee.
“What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?” Doyle asked Shimkus, using the formal parlance of congressional committees.
“What about men having to purchase prenatal care?” Shimkus said.
Well, it seems the average man does not have to buy maternity benefits because not many men have had babies ........, but the Republicans spun that around to make it appear as if every guy did.

Instead, it goes something like this: Before the new health law took effect, insurers can and did exclude maternity coverage from individual plans. In fact, in half of states you can’t purchase maternity coverage on the individual market for any price. In most of the rest, you can buy a maternity rider on your policy. In many cases it costs more than the main policy itself, and you can’t use it for at least a year after you buy it, and it often has a separate deductible of up to $5,000.

So what the GOP did was take something that nobody wanted  anyway, and then put a spin it around to suggest that every male would have to pay for it ......, thereby getting ripped off!

(Now, did he say "put a spin on it" or did he say "put a spell on it?")

NOW KIDS, since we seem to have gotten on this track, let's run with it: