Of course they do. But that's not the issue. If the employer is providing the plan, the employee can either take what's offered or buy another plan somewhere else. They don't have the right to force the employer to offer a plan other than what the employer wants to offer.People have a right to get the coverage they pay into when they purchase insurance, even when it's employer provided as part of their compensation.
Obviously either the woman or man would need such coverage. But that doesn't mean the employer is obligated to provide it. If the employer does not provide it, the woman or man is free to purchase another plan somewhere else.If a woman needs contraception or hormone treatments she should be covered just as a male would be for his testosterone therapy.
Indeed. So it would behoove a person needing such coverage to purchase a plan that includes it. If such a plan isn't offered by their employer, they'd be smart to purchase another plan somewhere else.Condoms are fairly cheap and easy to get. However, the hormones in oral contraceptives is a prescription medication and you can't just go buy it.
No, that is not the root of the problem. The issue is the religious freedom of the employer. If he has a religious objection to funding birth control (or abortion for that matter) forcing him to do so is a clear violation of his religious liberties. That's the issue.But let's be for real here, it's unhealthy attitudes that people have about sex, reproductive misinformation, and prejudice towards the people that need oral contraceptives at the root of this problem.
Sure they will. They will also lower medical costs because people won't be forced to buy certain coverages they neither want nor need.The plans you seem to promote that pick and choose coverages, won't work out very well for citizens.
If insurance companies were allowed to offer thousands of plans instead of just one or two, they would modify their plans to meet the needs of consumers. That's how the free market works, and that is what has made America the wealthiest nation the world has ever known.
Government intrusion into the free market.Why is it that we are supposedly a leading nation yet our health care system ranks 37 in the world?
Again, the issue isn't the use of birth control, it's government violating the religious liberties of employers by trying to force them to pay for birth control used by others.Right now, the arguing over oral contraceptives (which you don't HAVE to use if it bothers you) is preventing us to moving towards insuring our citizens who can't seem to find the jobs with benefits that will cover them or only give them the worst insurance options.
Besides, it's not a responsibility of the federal government to ensure that every citizen has medial insurance coverage. Read the 10th Amendment.