01 March 2012

GOP misogynists are actually screwing the insurance companies

Today, fortunately, the U.S. Senate voted to kill the Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed employers to censor which medications would be covered in their employees' health insurance plans.

Most of the public dialog about the bill focused on insurance coverage for contraception. Interestingly, I didn't see any talk of restricting coverage for Viagra, just birth control. Go figure.

All GOP senators but one (Olympia Snow, no surprise) voted for the amendment - and therefore voted against women's health.

But here is the irony in their vote:

In voting against insurance coverage for contraceptives, they also voted against the financial interests of the insurance companies that they're supposedly in love with. After all, contraception is much less expensive to cover than pregnancy/childbirth/obstetrics.

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