"There is no compelling state interest in mandating coverage for
contraception"How about decreasing abortions? Studies found that
women given access to contraceptives at no cost cost had an abortion rate 2/3
lower than those who did not. Abortion rates have already fallen by 30% over the
last few decades. A further 2/3 drop would give us an abortion rate 77% lower
than it was in 1980, which would be a bigger decrease than if we were to outlaw
abortions entirely. (there were lots of abortions being performed even when they
It is obvious, now that the ACA is showing signs of life, that the right will
continue to refine their attacks to ever finer details of the law.The ACA is based on principles cooked up by the ultra conservative Heritage
Foundation, and successfully put into practice by the "severely
conservative" governor, Mitt Romney.What has never been
explained is why this conservative brainchild would be such a total catastrophe
if put into practice on the national level. It has worked well in
Massachusetts.From listening to right-wing pundits, you would think
that the ACA was based on "The Communist Manifesto" or "Mein
The DN has gone out of it's way to engage in the right wing linguistic
semantic process of discrediting anything and everything about the ACA and
it's implementation. It's the reason the right is more known for
talking points than ideas. The latest example is to discredit the
term success. Success means; the favorable or prosperous termination of
attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals. If the goal was
to have 7 million people signed up by the end of March..guess what it was a
success. The goal said nothing about payments in the bank, every
uninsured person insured, 40% of signees being under the age of 35 etc. etc.
To obfuscate the discussion of the overall health care circumstance
with such disingenuous and clearly partisan rhetoric is not surprising but still
disappointing for a newspaper.
As long as some people want there to be controversy for their own interest,
there will be.
"Sebelius' resignation doesn't end the controversies."Of course not. Nothing will ever end the endless phony controversies
generated by Right Wingers.It's important to remember though
that these controversies are made up. Why did the Clinton's
steal the White House China?. . . Well because they're evil.Why is the state Hawaii pretending that Obama was born there? Well . .
. because. George Soros bribed them to say so.Nothing will ever end
the controversies contrived by Right Wingers.
"There is no compelling state interest in mandating coverage for
contraception, which is a relatively inexpensive matter that could be left to
private choice. "Not true. Contraception is an integral part of
women's health, which can cost a woman upwards of $35,000 over her
Most people are covered by their employers for health insurance. No one pays
taxes on this benefit. Therefore, your employer based insurance plan is a tax
benefit you receive from the government as well as part of your compensation
package.Your employer has no say in how you use your health
insurance benefits, anymore than he/she does with your expense of the money you
receive for your employment. If you want to use it for a frivolous purpose,
and it is allowed by the insurance coverage, you are permitted to access the
benefit. If you want to waste your check on nonsense, that too is allowed.Now just when did we start to allow our employers to tell us what to do
with our compensation? What is to stop an employer from paying a salary to an
employee that he/she the employer believes is doing something "bad" with
Birth certificate, fema camps, splinter cells, Bengahzi, THE website ect. They all fall by the wayside just when they are beginning to be proven
to be much about nothing. Conservative propaganda would rather move on to
another subject they can speculate on without any burden of facts. Obviously
there is another non scandal,scandal right around the corner.
Liberal Larry: Just because you don't see any possible connection between
Socialism and Communism will not deter those of us who believe in the
Constitution and will defend it against those who don't. Socialism is
Un-American, anti-god, and destructive to a life! ACA may not be Mein Kampf,
but anything approximating it should be fought against vigorously-that is if you
believe in the Constitution!
Interestingly, there are 20% fewer Republicans this month who believe Obamacare
will make their lives worse, according to the latest Gallup poll.It
turns out that it may not be the "worst thing since slavery". Go
figure.Maybe the birth certificate issue will make a comeback.
We teach our children it is bad to be a bully but how do we teach our federal
government its bad to be a bully? Vote out the Obamacare bullies in Nov!
Of those liberals and leftys making comments on this article, how many of you
actually have Obamacare? How many of you have used it?
end the controvery?? Why would it end anything? Her resignation is just a
symptom of a terrible law and nothing more. The terrible law remains after she
leaves. I will say that conservatives have to be more clear when fighting
against this socialist nightmare of a bill. Conservatives must do the
following...1. Be specific with real numbers when condeming
Obamacare. The numbers are there but there needs to be a strong articulate voice
to show them to the country. The number of cancelled policies + the average
increase in premiums per household + the loss of doctors and hositals + the
actual number of paying customers of non-medicare policies (not just those
signed up) which is less that 1 million + the slanted distribution of mostly old
sick people enrolling and not the young and healthy etc.....2. Put a new
Conservative health care plan on paper ...and in front of the country.
Conservatives Senators already have at least two GREAT new plans which cut
health care costs so articulate them.
What was controversial about her resignation? Five years is a long time to
serve in any capacity. Unless of course you're a Senator or Congressman
who thinks an elected, political position is a life long career. The ACA is
here to stay, at least until 2016, then once again it may be a campaign issue.
It won't be much of an issue if the GOP continues to be inflatrated by
radical, right wing pariahs like Lee and Cruz. We can only hope that America
rids themselves of politicans like those in a couple of years.
bandersen,Saint George, UT , did you fight against the very similar program put
in by Mitt Romney in Massachusetts?