Insurance-paid birth control? Religions react

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U.S. Catholic bishops and health experts advising the federal government agree on one thing: The decision to avoid a pregnancy should not have a price tag attached.

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The Duke of Hazard

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Sos, ahz can be paid fo' dem babies not made?
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Apr 12, 2013
 
Insurance should NOT pay for birth control nor Viagra!

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Muddy wrote:
Insurance should NOT pay for birth control nor Viagra!
Viagra treats a medical illness. Birth control does not.
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Viagra treats a medical illness. Birth control does not.
Health insurance is to help with life saving drugs like for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Viagra and Birth Control are just "lifestyle" drugs, NOT vital! People with real medical conditions should not pay higher premiums just so people can have sex!!

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Muddy wrote:
<quoted text>Health insurance is to help with life saving drugs like for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Viagra and Birth Control are just "lifestyle" drugs, NOT vital!
I segregated Viagra and birth control because Viagra treats a condition where the body isn't functioning as it is supposed to, whereas birth control does not.
People with real medical conditions should not pay higher premiums just so people can have sex!!
In theory, the rates one pays for insurance should be in proportion to one's personal risk. You should be far more concerned about the amount extra you are paying to cover people who intentionally partake of activities which often result in costly medical treatments, such as smoking. This probably costs several thousand times more than Viagra coverage.

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TonyD2 wrote:
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I segregated Viagra and birth control because Viagra treats a condition where the body isn't functioning as it is supposed to, whereas birth control does not.
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In theory, the rates one pays for insurance should be in proportion to one's personal risk. You should be far more concerned about the amount extra you are paying to cover people who intentionally partake of activities which often result in costly medical treatments, such as smoking. This probably costs several thousand times more than Viagra coverage.
Actually, Tony, birth control is used to treat medical conditions as well--menorrhagia is one of them (heavy menstrual bleeding, sometimes due to hormonal dysregulation).

I have no problem with insurance companies offering such coverage for birth control or even sterilizations, but ONLY IF THEIR CUSTOMERS ASK FOR SUCH. It should NOT be mandated that anyone be required to purchase. I found it completely violating the separation of church and state to force the Catholic church to require that they cover it and violate their own teachings.

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Actually, Tony, birth control is used to treat medical conditions as well--menorrhagia is one of them (heavy menstrual bleeding, sometimes due to hormonal dysregulation).
I have no problem with insurance companies offering such coverage for birth control or even sterilizations, but ONLY IF THEIR CUSTOMERS ASK FOR SUCH. It should NOT be mandated that anyone be required to purchase. I found it completely violating the separation of church and state to force the Catholic church to require that they cover it and violate their own teachings.
Absolutely friggin right!
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Apr 15, 2013
 
Free birth control: "NO!"
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Apr 15, 2013
 
The Observer wrote:
Intelligent, educated, progressive and successful women, and men, do not listen to primitive edicts from the homosexual cult which is the disgraced Catholic priesthood.
Closet queers are the bane of an entire nation, not just the RCC.

The leaders of the american-israeli victim cult, which includes queers, are warmongers and killers of people and civilizations.

Progressives and neoconservatives, the people that promote the supremacy of the american-israeli victim cult, are swine.

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OMG. The whack jobs are crawling out of the woodwork tonight!
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Apr 15, 2013
 
Birth Control: Whack and knob jobs.
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gokeefe wrote:
OMG. The whack jobs are crawling out of the woodwork tonight!
Sky king, aka Leon Harrison(Old Cold Warrior, Gun Nut, etc on the Dayton OH forums), is probably the reason. All those Indiana ip's are probably him. One and the same!
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Apr 15, 2013
 
Birth Control: Internuts, texters and tweeters having imaginary make-believe solitary sex with their little peeders. Well, at least these goofy youths can not and will not reproduce.
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I segregated Viagra and birth control because Viagra treats a condition where the body isn't functioning as it is supposed to, whereas birth control does not.
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In theory, the rates one pays for insurance should be in proportion to one's personal risk. You should be far more concerned about the amount extra you are paying to cover people who intentionally partake of activities which often result in costly medical treatments, such as smoking. This probably costs several thousand times more than Viagra coverage.
NO! Obesity costs more than smoking related costs!

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Richard wrote:
Why do insurance companies pay for viagra and not birth control pills? It should be the other way around.
Does the Catholic church ban the use of viagra?
One treats a condition of the body not working as it should, the other does not.
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TonyD2 wrote:
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Viagra treats a medical illness. Birth control does not.
Oh, please. Hardly an illness. Does it entitle you to call off sick? Get disability?

http://www.bostonmedicalgroup.com/erectile-dy...
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TonyD2 wrote:
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I segregated Viagra and birth control because Viagra treats a condition where the body isn't functioning as it is supposed to, whereas birth control does not.
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In theory, the rates one pays for insurance should be in proportion to one's personal risk. You should be far more concerned about the amount extra you are paying to cover people who intentionally partake of activities which often result in costly medical treatments, such as smoking. This probably costs several thousand times more than Viagra coverage.
Birth control pills are often used to correct a long list of medical conditions. Having said that, I feel they should be covered as any other prescription. Equal opportunity and all that, you know.

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Birth control pills are often used to correct a long list of medical conditions.
And they should be covered when used for treatment of any of those medical conditions.
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Oh, please. Hardly an illness. Does it entitle you to call off sick? Get disability?
http://www.bostonmedicalgroup.com/erectile-dy...
No, though if they work too long the ads say to.seek medical attention.

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TonyD2 wrote:
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And they should be covered when used for treatment of any of those medical conditions.
That easily allows women to lie and say they have these issues just to get birth control. There's no real way for a doctor to know if a woman experiences heavy periods, etc. They aren't going to monitor women's periods to see if they're heavy or not. And if they're taken to relieve extreme cramping, a doctor isn't going to try to determine the validity of that either.

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