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Insurance industry could take hit from birth control mandate



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The insurance industry is concerned it will take a hit from the Obama administration’s mandate that they provide birth control in health plans for employees of religious organizations that object to the coverage.

Publicly, the health insurance industry has avoided getting involved in the fight.

But in private, the industry is dubious of the administration’s argument that the insurance industry wouldn't take a hit because birth control is cheaper than unwanted pregnancies.
The trade group America's Health Insurance Plans has limited its comments to saying it worries about the "precedent" the mandate would set. The concern is that the government could eventually require health plans to cover any number of preventive services – even prescription drugs - without copays or deductibles, under the theory that they save money in the long-term.

Privately, however, insurers say there's nothing "free" about preventing unwarranted pregnancies. They say the mandate also covers costly surgical sterilization procedures, and that in any case even the pill has up-front costs.

"Saying it's revenue-neutral doesn't mean it's free and that you're not paying for it," an industry source told The Hill.

Doctors still have to be paid to prescribe the pill, drugmakers and pharmacists have to be paid to provide it - and all that money has to come from insurance premiums, not future hypothetical savings, the source said.


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It amazes me that an increase in health insurance premiums for everyone, including people that do not desire abortion/contraception/sterilization insurance, from the mandate is not obvious to the electorate. I guess all all they hear is, "freeee, wheeee, it's freeeee".











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the administration’s argument that the insurance industry wouldn't take a hit because birth control is cheaper than unwanted pregnancies

Because this cost and its probability for women of certain age isn't priced into their coverage already. Insurance companies hadn't thought of this. Good catch, administration!
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Doctors still have to be paid to prescribe the pill, drugmakers and pharmacists have to be paid to provide it - and all that money has to come from insurance premiums, not future hypothetical savings

guaranteed.






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i actually support free birth control. My girlfriend is in Med school right now and we can't afford it right now, so it is very useful. Our country can't sustain any more people with the way we are trending toward Socialism. If we are going to have to take care of all the unemployed; we might as well keep them from reproducing.





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I totally disagree.





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look at it as an investment that is going to get a very high ROI






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If we are going to have to take care of all the unemployed; we might as well keep them from reproducing.

So who's gonna force-feed it to them? Who's gonna make sure they don't miss a dose?

ETA- sounds like you just like to get shite without paying for it



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i actually support free birth control. My girlfriend is in Med school right now and we can't afford it right now, so it is very useful.


I ran this through my reverse dictionary program and it came up with the word "Bum"...







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I ran this through my reverse dictionary program and it came up with the word "Bum"...



I am currently unemployed because I am in a Masters program, but once I start working next year I will be purchasing it so I don't have to rely on the government. I don't think that makes me a bum but maybe I'm wrong

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I ran this through my reverse dictionary program


I am surprised you know how to use a dictionary






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ETA- sounds like you just like to get shite without paying for it


doesn't everybody?






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BBONDS25
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She is going to dump you as soon as she starts practicing. Why would a doctor want to be with a guy that can't even afford to pay for her birth control?





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If we are going to have to take care of all the unemployed; we might as well keep them from reproducing.


Those that you refer are the ones that profit from additional kids. In addition, most will still get the BC it doesn't mean they will take it...








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She is going to dump you as soon as she starts practicing.


Maybe. I hope not, but I am going to be working in the nursing home industry so I am pretty sure that I'll be fully self-sufficient.

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Why would a doctor want to be with a guy that can't even afford to pay for her birth control?


because i get it done in the bedroom unlike most people






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Touche





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Those that you refer are the ones that profit from additional kids. In addition, most will still get the BC it doesn't mean they will take it...


If at least 50% would take it then i would be happy for my tax dollars to be spent that way.






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because i get it done in the bedroom unlike most people


she can just get something that runs on batteries






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. If we are going to have to take care of all the unemployed; we might as well keep them from reproducing.





Eugenics






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Doctors still have to be paid to prescribe the pill, drugmakers and pharmacists have to be paid to provide it - and all that money has to come from insurance premiums, not future hypothetical savings, the source said.
B...b..bu...but Obamacare is going to make things cheaper.






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I actually support free birth control


I laugh every time someone says free...nothing is free, somewhere, somebody is paying...your ignorance is astounding






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Natural Family Planning.

Once you actually learn it, it costs nothing, doesn't harm the environment, doesn't fill the coffers of "big pharma".

It should be a liberals wet dream






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