The first was for me a red meat comment by DINORighMarie (DRM) who asked if anyone else caught the following comment by Ms. Fluke at the 2:25 mark:
….when you let university administrators or other employers, rather than women and their doctors, dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose are not, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body….
DRM had exactly the same thought I had when I heard this portion of the testimony, that this is the essential objection to ObamaCare as it is exactly what will happen. The only difference is the need to replace university administrators with government employees/bureaucrats.
One other major difference, under ObamaCare you would have no choice to go to another university. This is because the final goal of ObamaCare is for the government to control all of medical care in order to control the costs which will necessitate controlling who receives what medical care and who does not.,
The second was the comment identifying the sob story about an ovarian cyst as baloney. DRM noted
Also, contrary to this sad tale of woe, most insurance *does* cover medical prescriptions of ANY kind – if the doctor follows up with justification, as a medical need. They don’t second guess a doctor who has a diagnosis and supporting paperwork. Unless the medicine is experimental or not approved for the use indicated, of course. Which, in this case, it is not. Even a Catholic insurance will cover this, if there is a proven MEDICAL need. No insurance company wants to risk the liability! (emphasis in the original)
While I have only been around for 64 years, this has been my experience as well. I know of no exceptions. DRM reaches the conclusion that, “The whole thing is made up, bull, baloney! Totally trumped up. This “student” reminds me a lot of Anita Hill, somehow.”
My conclusion is a bit different. Something happened. However, in this sad tale of woe as related by Ms. Fluke, if someone were able to dig into the actual facts I am convinced they will find the tale spun by Ms. Fluke is indeed baloney.
It would be interesting if someone in the media actually did the research and found out the true and real story. Of course it will not be the main stream media, as they have a vested interest in supporting anything remotely helping Obama.
Also with birth control available for $9 to $20 per month without copay Ms. Fluke’s arguments ring entirely false to begin with.
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