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Trump to Rein In Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Mandate

President Trump is set to allow employers who object to providing birth control coverage for their employees to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to do so.

From the New York Times:

The new rules, which could be issued as soon as Friday, fulfill a campaign promise by President Trump and are sure to touch off a round of lawsuits on the issue.

More than 55 million women have access to birth control without co-payments because of the contraceptive coverage mandate, according to a study commissioned by the Obama administration. Under the new regulations, hundreds of thousands of women could lose birth control benefits they now receive at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.

One new rule offers an exemption to any employer or insurer that objects to covering contraceptive services “based on its sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Another regulation offers a new exemption to employers that have “moral convictions” against covering contraceptives.

Birth control is not, generally speaking, a health care issue. The baby process becomes a health issue for the woman and the child once a woman becomes pregnant, not before. Prior to that, it’s an issue related to morals and temperament. And please, no Orwellian language about how birth control is “preventative medicine” addressing a “condition” women seek to avoid.

There are other ways to prevent pregnancy short of birth control. One of the ways was first discovered in the year 10,467 BC when a caveman first noticed that babies did not just pop out of women randomly, but that the event had something to do with prior activity that was going on in the master caveroom. These cavemen and women noticed that, if they laid their heads down on the rock and went to sleep every night without doing anything else, no babies appeared.

Today, in our modern world, we continue to possess this critical knowledge, though we often choose not to act on it, particularly before marriage. And if we want to engage in that admittedly pleasurable activity related to the creation of children and seek not to incur the consequences that nature intended, then that’s our problem, nobody else’s.

That is, there is absolutely no reason why anyone should pay for other people to have sex, either as their employer or as a dues-paying member of a health plan. Crazy ‘ole Trump is taking a first step toward doing something completely rational and correcting the insanity of the leftists and elitists who run our lives.

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13 Responses to Trump to Rein In Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Mandate

  1. Here’s the rub- most health insurance pays for male performance drugs.
    Apparently, American men have serious ED issues that must be addressed so that even 80yr old men can pretend they are , well, whatever men think about. That 4 hour erection thing seems to appeal to men.
    There can’t be many women who crave a 4 hour marathon with any man, but then that’s not the issue.
    The issue is birth control for women and who should pay for it. The lefties also wanted “free” menstrual products, but apparently Obama didn’t see the need.
    Birth control isn’t expensive, no more than the high end shampoo that a lot of women use.
    It was a “war on women” thing, a sop to angry feminists who are unhappy about everything.

    If I was a conspiracy nut, I’d think the Dems want to limit the Black population with Planned Parenthood abortions, and the White population with “free” birth control. All to make room for the immigrants who will not be all that educated or questioning their betters.

  2. I never was with a man whom I didn’t know well enough to ask him to chip in on the birth control costs. Maybe that would be a good guide for young women, unless they really think that sex with strangers is a good idea.

    It’s not fair that men get insurance for ED meds, but life is unfair.

    As for the cavepeople, I have read that once it was figured out, women descended from “goddesses” who produced life somehow to “cattle” that needed to be restricted and watched so husband knew whose babies were in his hut. The isolation of women prevalent in Islam is a modern version of this fear of women choosing their sex partners.

  3. As I read this article, all I could think of was poor Sandra Fluke. I hope she has her Georgetown law degree up to snuff so she can have relations anytime she so chooses without me flipping the cost for her.

    • Sandra Fluke. That whole affair brings up something that is all the more obvious now than at the time – the Obama administration was always putting on productions, shows if you will. Everything was planned, fleshed out to the max, and meant to shine a light on the Obamas.
      MsFluke didn’t just wander into the Congressional hearing room, and Obama didn’t just happen to hear about her concerns, it was all orchestrated. The planning, the rehearsals, all of it, is what’s missing from the Trump administration. Even though MrTrump is accused of being little more than a former entertainer with no real political experience, the opposite was true of the Obama regime.
      The Obama regime never let anything pass that would make them look good to others.
      The Trump people still haven’t figured that out because most of them come from private industry where decorum and privacy are paramount to good business.

      As for MsFluke, the Dems should have read the tea leaves of public opinion when she flatlined in her bid for public office.

      • Guess when you only see your side of things, which Obama did for years, you galvanize the other side. Which in turn, will end up with his “legacy” being worth no more than the cheap paper it was written on.

  4. Apples and oranges — one set of drugs is to make something work (ED drugs;) the other is to make something not work (ovaries.)

    In fairness, both items should be self-pay, not free, as what goes on in a bedroom is or should be only the business of the participants. Wanna have fun? Your treat. Pay for it.

  5. “President Trump is set to allow employers who object to providing birth control coverage for their employees to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to do so.”

    Read that again.

    No matter what Trump tweets or says things that can kinda make us cringe? There is no way this would be happening if Hillary were in office.

    Freedom.

    I’ll take it.

  6. Intercourse- just another commoditied activity between consenting adults- no mystery, no power, little or no love! That’s what being ‘open & up front’ has produced which includes pornography on demand! Pay for societal animalism? Will we & future Americans ever stop paying for it?!