5th March 2012
And you thought it was all about politics or principle. Foolish mortal.
You’ve heard of crony capitalism? Well this is America’s first example of crony contraceptives.
Hey, when Democrats are involved, it’s ALL about cronyism.
This mandate is not really about condoms or generic versions of “the pill,” which are available free or cheap in lots of places. This is about brand-name birth control drugs and other devices that some consumers swear off because they are too expensive. The Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requires health-insurance companies provide contraceptive coverage for all “FDA approved contraceptive methods.” It does not insist on generics. And it does not offer any cost containment.
Who needs an ‘earmark’, when you can have the whole hog?