I’m all for subsidizing those with low or no incomes for their health care needs, birth control and…
Rick Fischer

The taxpayers have nothing to do with this. Private insurance companies cannot charge a co-pay for birth control under federal law, regardless of the patient’s income. Should rich people only be allowed to buy “special” dental insurance that’s not allowed to cover cleanings every six months? Should they be limited to non-comprehensive car insurance (surely they can afford their own new car if something happens to it), or prevented from buying vision insurance?

Indeed these laws mostly benefit the poor, for whom birth control may be a more major portion of their monthly budget, and more catastrophic if something goes wrong in that arena. The author wasn’t just upset because she was being charged an extra $30 — like she said in the article — but that the insurance company was charging $30 to everyone else on their plan, some who may not be able to so easily afford it. This article is not about her having to pay $30.

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