Notes From Babel

Overstatement of the Day

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From The Daily Beast (I know, I guess I was asking for it):

“It would be a disaster for women’s health” to exclude contraception from the new requirements for insurers, said Kelly Blanchard, president of Ibis Reproductive Health.

Let me have a go at translating that:  Insurance companies currently offer their customers an option to pay for a plan that includes contraception, or alternatively, a plan that doesn’t.  Consumers ostensibly make this decision based on their needs—i.e., whether they use contraception in such a way that it is economically or otherwise advantageous to purchase an insurance plan that includes this offering.  However, this current state of affairs is so unpropitious that, if the government fails to correct it and force insurance companies—under pain of legal sanction—to cease offering this choice to their consumers, and thus force all U.S. citizens—also under pain of legal sanction—to subscribe only to insurance plans that include contraception, we will have condemned ourselves to a future of female insalubrity.

No telling what other choices we still have that spell our certain demise.  Pray that our bustling bureaucrats ferret these out with all the alacrity and dispatch that their governmental salaries, plus pension and benefits, can purchase.

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Written by Tim Kowal

July 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Posted in Health Care

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