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Friday, October 06, 2017

The Trump administration is rolling back the Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health insurance policies cover birth control methods at no cost to women. ... "It is a huge loophole for any employer that does not want to provide birth control coverage to their employees," says Dania Palanker, a professor at Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reform. ... The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Trump Administration within hours of the rule being published, claiming it violated the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause, which ensures that all people receive equal protection under the law. "The Trump Administration is forcing women to pay for their boss's religious beliefs," said ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri, in a statement.

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"A lot of women will retain birth control coverage," Palanker says, "but there will be a lot of women who will lose that coverage."
The truth is, Trump has appointed true believers throughout government who will continue to do things that hurt people, just as predicted.

But, hey, not to worry: There are those who believe that Trump is a "classic New York liberal".

#1 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-06 03:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

YEAH!

now I don't have to pretend like I pay for others reproductive health choices

Sincerely

the DR asshats not getting any

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-06 03:20 PM | Reply

Any Trump supporters ever worry about backlash at anytime?

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-06 03:21 PM | Reply

On a personal level I don't even try to hide my disdain for those who I know voted for Trump. They aren't just stupid, they are just plain mean like Trump is.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-06 03:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

"Any Trump supporters ever worry about backlash at anytime?" - #3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-06 03:21 PM

They feel safe and secure in their gerrymandered, voter-suppression comforter.

And, sadly, Democrats seem content on tucking them in every night, which makes them feel even more safe and secure.

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-06 03:24 PM | Reply

There are actual women out there that love that Dotard is doing this.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-06 04:33 PM | Reply

Nothing shows how stupid republicans are like their opposition to contraception.

If abortion is the worst thing ever, why oppose something that will REDUCE abortions?

If unwed single poor mothers are the biggest moochers in the economy, why do something that will make MORE of them?

Modern conservatism requires severe mental retardation.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-06 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Trump wants to fill the trailer parks with more hoot-n-hollers.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-06 06:39 PM | Reply

Orange #45's speech about the shootings in Vegas sounded like Pence wrote it. It's looking more and more like a Pence presidency. Drumpf hasn't accomplished any key legislation. But he sure is sticking it to Obama.

#9 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-06 06:45 PM | Reply

2017 and we're still instigating hitting them in the head with a stick and then dragging them

by the hair, back to the cave. As a white man and even knowing how my white brothers truly

feel(not all), i'd rather be a black man than a woman

#10 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-06 06:46 PM | Reply

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So, let me get this straight...the solution to gun violence is easier access to guns. Shouldn't the solution to abortions be easier access to abortions?

#11 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-06 06:49 PM | Reply

On a personal level I don't even try to hide my disdain for those who I know voted for hiltabeast. Why should women get free birth control at
my expense?

#4 | Posted by danni

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-06 06:53 PM | Reply

Birth control is not about reproductive health. It's about entertainment by women men and women entertaining themselves. Why should one person have to pay for another person's entertainment.

#13 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-10-06 06:54 PM | Reply

Birth control is not about reproductive health. It's about entertainment by women men and women entertaining themselves. Why should one person have to pay for another person's entertainment.

Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-10-06 06:54 PM | Reply

Talking out of you hiney honey.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-06 06:55 PM | Reply

With a few exceptions, birth control pills/devices are prescribed so that people can have all the sex they want without the pesky nuisance of having a baby. You want to fool around with Chewbacca under a bridge, I will fight anyone who wants to deny you that right. But billing someone else because you want to have some fun is just wrong. if you can't afford $5-10 month, you probably need to either get a job or a new partner.

#15 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-10-06 07:06 PM | Reply

Birth control is not about reproductive health. It's about entertainment by women men and women entertaining themselves. Why should one person have to pay for another person's entertainment.

#13 | Posted by bogey1355

The conservative hatred of sex comes from the fact that they suck at it.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-06 07:06 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355 .....#12 | POSTED BY SNIPER

I'd bet and give odds...2 firearm owners who could never really cut it with women

#17 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-06 07:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This will increase net abortions performed. Good job, you "anti-abortion" nutcases. Shortsightedness is conservative commonality.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-06 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Are they going to continue to pay for a vasectomy.

Can a Jehovah Witness employer refuse to pay for coverage for blood transfusions?

Can a Protestant employer refuse to pay for coverage at a Catholic hospital?

Can employers inflict their primitive superstitions on their employees?

#19 | Posted by TenMile at 2017-10-06 07:42 PM | Reply

My religion says THOU SHALT NOT KILL

Yet I have to fund the military with my taxes.

Suck it up jesusfreaks.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-06 07:48 PM | Reply

The lede says it all:
"rolling back the Obama-era requirement"
That is all Trump (and supporters) care about.

#21 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-10-06 08:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

That is all Trump (and supporters) care about.

#21 | Posted by woe_is_W

They're trying to get black cooties off of any and all policies, even the ones that help them directly.

They'd rather be screwed by a white guy than helped by a black guy.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-06 08:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Mmm, that's good misogyny!

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-06 09:34 PM | Reply

Why should you have access to roads, fire departments, the CDC, and rest of the Socialist Set Up? It makes sense that everyone is covered for health in all of its aspects.

#24 | Posted by DMTDust at 2017-10-06 09:56 PM | Reply

Barbara Malmet‏ @B52Malmet

No birth control, so we will conceive. No abortions so we will deliver. No healthcare for kids. None of this makes any sense.
12:05 PM - 6 Oct 2017

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-06 11:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Why should one person have to pay for another person's entertainment." - #13 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-10-06 06:54 PM

Then explain why we're paying for your Viagra.

#26 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-07 09:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"The Trump Administration is forcing women to pay for their boss's religious beliefs,"

Bosses worship mammon. Birth control is a private matter.

#27 | Posted by Ray at 2017-10-07 09:22 AM | Reply

Bosses worship mammon. Birth control is a private matter.

#27 | POSTED BY RAY

Grow up Ray.

Health care is a public matter. Birth control reduces health care costs.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-07 12:09 PM | Reply

"Bosses worship mammon. Birth control is a private matter."

All healthcare issues are private matters. Is Viagra not a private matter? Bus somehow it's still covered.

#30 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-07 12:15 PM | Reply

"I have an idea. Keep your legs crossed."

Wow, what an -------!

#31 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-07 12:16 PM | Reply

All healthcare issues are private matters. Is Viagra not a private matter? Bus somehow it's still covered.
#30 | Posted by danni

I'm just the messenger. I understand too, that men have to pay for insurance that covers female birth control.

#32 | Posted by Ray at 2017-10-07 12:30 PM | Reply

Grow up Ray.
#29 | Posted by donnerboy

At 75, I'm well past that stage.

Health care is a public matter. Birth control reduces health care costs.

How well I remember the days before Medicare became law. Doctor visits were so cheap, by father paid with cash. The costs of health care started rising faster than GDP shortly after Medicare. Last time I looked, it consumes about 20% of GDP.

You broke it. Now it's yours. I'm healthy. It's a whole lot cheaper to eat healthy and exercise.

#33 | Posted by Ray at 2017-10-07 12:38 PM | Reply

I'm healthy. It's a whole lot cheaper to eat healthy and exercise.
#33 | POSTED BY RAY

a prime example why mental health should be included in the equation

#34 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-07 02:53 PM | Reply

"How well I remember the days before Medicare became law."

I doubt it, since you don't remember thermodynamics.

"Doctor visits were so cheap, by father paid with cash."

How much were doctor visits?
See, you don't remember. Or, and this seems more likely, you don't actually know. You never knew in the first place.
Fun fact, your father was paying that doctor in an era before credit cards existed, or were widespread. That's why he paid cash. There was no other way to pay.
You're not a smart person any more, I'm sorry to say. Wise, probably, but not smart.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-07 03:01 PM | Reply

Viagra? Yes.
Birth Control? No.

#36 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-07 07:30 PM | Reply

I know a few women who take the pill on the advice of their doctor, not for birth control, but to manage their hormones and regulate their period.

I like how we have an entire political party dedicated to the belief that I'm lying about that.

---- Republicans, all their daughters should get pregnant from rape.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-07 09:29 PM | Reply

Was that the outraged denunciation you were looking for, ROC?

Would you care to join me in denouncing this policy which will negatively impact women's health?

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-07 09:31 PM | Reply

Viagra? Yes.
Birth Control? No.

#36 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

So it's ok to finance the means to get pregnant, but not the means to avoid getting pregnant as a result of the means we just paid for to get pregnant. Yeah, that makes sense. Sure it does.

As far as "keeping your legs crossed", does that also apply to married women (who are supposed to "submit" to their husbands)? Married women use birth control too, you know.

This is completely illogical (unless you're a misogynist).

#39 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-10-07 09:37 PM | Reply

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