Please understand, I'm with you on this. Males should not have to pay for prenatal care; that's ludicrous. But females should not have to cover prostate exams or Viagra, and NO ONE should have to cover whores, gay "fertility" treatments, or transgender sex reassignments.
Somewhere, the architects of this plan are laughing at all of us.
Of course once President Bush signed the bill, the Democrats wanted a more expensive version:
From your link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-579645.htmlEven before he signed the legislation, Democrats stepped up their criticism.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and other opponents scheduled a rally with seniors to underscore their claim the measure threatens Medicare's future.
"Many people will wake up and discover that the Medicare bill is a cruel hoax," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told reporters Sunday. "It does not provide the kind of benefits that they had hoped for, and it will lead to the undermining of Medicare traditionally."
It's called compromise. The Democrats did not like private plans being offered to seniors, and these private plans have been able to offer more coverage, with less costs to the government and in many cases Medicare Advantage Plan holders are able to see their primary doctor for a zero co pay under these plans that Hillary hated so much!
What Bush did to Medicare was true reform.Beginning in 2010, the bill provides for a six-year program under which new private plans will compete directly with traditional Medicare in a few areas around the country.
Critics said it will lead to Medicare being put under private control. Even some of the bill's Republican supporters, hoping to shield seniors from the possibility of higher premiums, lobbied to have their states exempted from the test.
What Clinton did to Medicaid with the help of the Republican Congress was also reform, but those reforms have now been eliminated by President Obama.
The biggest threat to Medicare is all the liberals that decided they no longer want to work for a living as they suck up disability payments.
In any case, would you like to know what conservative originally said about Medicare (they program they want to save now)? They said it was a Socialist program. Reagan said it was pretty much a trap to bringing us into socialized medicine. That was long before he was President.
Just FYI, I am trying to get as much information as possible about what is actually covered. Here are some links that I am reading at the moment:
Covered California: Website for Obamacare in CA
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: USPSTF A and B Recommendations (Preventative Care requirements)
State of Connecticut: Coverage for Essential Health Benefit (EHB)
The work comp is due to medication causing ED issues. Tricare used to cover Viagra, I think they are only covering a couple others now.
Now that they are finding out that ED drugs work in some cases for circulation issues that are of a non sexual nature there are a few cases in which insurance companies are starting to cover the drugs.
Do you consider a free abortion for women preventative care?
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