Thursday, February 09, 2012

Obama 'overreach' on birth control? "It will hurt President Obama's reelection prospects."

The government decision to require Catholic universities and hospitals that provide health care insurance not select policies that exclude contraceptive coverage was ethically correct but politically damaging for President Obama.

Compromise possible? Doubtful. Would it be helpful to have the insurer offer a choice to these employees, one with and one without contraceptive coverage, each at the same premium cost? That way, the institution is paying nothing extra for such coverage. I doubt that the bishops would accept this.

The best answer: single payer, Medicare-for-all. Employers not involved at all..


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