Why Should Men (or Women) Have to Pay for Prenatal Coverage?10 Mar 2017 / Paul Epps
Illinois rep asks why men should have to pay for prenatal coverage — LA Times
Evidently the LAT thinks this a hopelessly stupid question, but why? ObamaCare requires that all health plans cover pregnancy and childbirth, even though pregnancy and childbirth insurance is expensive and many people (including women) don’t need or want it.
Why is a man or woman not afforded the option to buy a less expensive health plan without pregnancy and childbirth coverage? Why is that not an option?
Even though the LAT frames the issue as a stupid question asked by a stupid white male, why should women in their 50s or 60s or 70s be paying for pregnancy and childbirth insurance? Or women of any age if they don’t want it?
Why is this law restricting our options and forcing people to pay for expensive things that they don’t need or want?