Monday, March 5, 2012
The wrong Debate
The current debate on contraceptive coverage has been deliberately misrepresented. Both sides are appealing to their supporters for transparent political reasons. This should not be framed either in religious or woman's rights terms. The basic issue is whether the Federal government can dictate - to any employer - the extent of the medical benefits that the company offers. If the Feds can mandate contraceptive coverage, they also have the right to mandate coverage for breast and penile enlargements, tattoos, veterinary services and or any thing else that the bureaucracy thinks people should have. Our medical insurance system is messed up enough. The debate should be about making it better not worse.