Let’s get this straight from the very beginning. I HATE politics. I’m not fond of politicians either. Most of them have more money than God and have no idea what it is like to live the average American life. This is going to be a rant, so hold onto your shorts. I think it will also be a mostly respectful, bipartisan rant, but you can let me know (hopefully, respectfully) if I get out of line.
I cannot believe the amount of hateful, nasty stuff that has occurred on the internet over the past week in response to Ms. Fluke’s (rhymes with book) testimony before congress. Whether you are religious or not, Republican or Democrat, man or woman, what is covered by health insurance should be FAIR to everyone and not based on religious or social conventions. Viagra is covered by health insurance. Is this used simply for procreation? I think not. In the early 80s, when I was a young and fertile woman, my health care was provided by a company called Selectcare. Selectcare was a company owned by PeaceHealth, a CATHOLIC hospital. I was prescribed birth control because I had severe bleeding from endometriosis. They wouldn’t pay for it. Okay, I admit, I was occasionally having sex too (and I did enjoy it). However, this same CATHOLIC HMO insurance covered abortions – at 100% by the way. How is it that we can pay for erections and erasing men’s mistakes, and we cannot pay for medication that will help honest loving people control the size of their families or help a woman having reproductive problems? And how do we justify leaping to conclusions and calling people nasty names and assuming they are standing on street corners with their skirts pulled up just because they’d like their insurance to help out with a medication? I cannot believe the nastiness.
And now back to your regular quilting/knitting channel. I’m not listening to news anymore for a few days and I’m not visiting CNN on the internet!