Another Bamacare Rant
Jean Chauvin wrote:
It becomes America's buisness when America has to flip the bill via our tax dollars for her lifestyle of being a slut.
Hey retard your tax dollars have nothing to do with it and wouldn't be contributed in any way to her receiving funds for contraception.
THAT WAS A LIE TOLD BY LIMBAUGH
AND THEN RETOLD BY CONSERVATIVE MEDIA
Now I doubt Jeans taxes have anything to do with it because I would be shocked if he had a job that required him to pay taxes but there are a number of taxes imposed by Bamacare and the requirement to include birth control coverage directly raises the price of insurance policies. It is very simple, the more a policy covers, the more it costs and when you start adding in expected and known regular costs like birth control you are creating a very inefficient way to pay for it.
It is a truism that the more people involved in a financial transaction the more expensive the end product is because everyone along the way is getting paid. I have no idea what birth control goes for now but lets say it is $50/month if I go to Walgreens and pay for it directly. Now I get my insurance and insist they pay for it. Well, there is a person who sits down and receives the claim, writes the check and mails it to Walgreens to reimburse them for my $50 purchase. That person is being paid, all the paper and stamps etc. is an added cost so now the true amount spent to get that $50 bottle of pills is $51. Who pays the extra $1? Walgreens probably isn't willing to eat the cost, and insurance companies are hardly known for their generosity. They calculate the expected costs and pass it on to the consumer in the form of higher premiums. Insurance that covers unexpected and rare situations is always much cheaper than insurance that covers expected costs or common situations. One is insurance, the other is more correctly called prepaying and prepaying is almost always a bad financial decision.
Employers with more than 50 employees are required to cover their employees and can face fines as high as $2000 per employee if they don't, as individuals you and I are required to purchase a health insurance policy those who fall within certain income guidelines get subsidies (and where the fuck does the money for subsidies come from? Yep taxes.), people like me who refuse to purchase health insurance on principle will be fined which the governments lawyers are expected to argue in front of the Supreme Court is constitutional because it is a tax not a fine. The ruling requires both employer sponsored plans and subsidized plans in the health exchange cover contraception (among other things). Granted, forcing those insurance policies to cover birth control is a relatively small cost but it does add extra cost.
A short list of tax increases in Bamacare
*Excise tax on high cost employer sponsored health insurance (40% of the excess benefit)
*Inclusion of cost of employer sponsored health insurance on W2 (that means everyone who has been receiving health insurance as a tax free benefit will have to pay taxes on it as if it were income)
*Increased taxes on health savings account distributions
*Charity hospitals my face fees up to $50,000 if they do not meet new requirements in the law
*Fees on pharmaceuticals, health insurance providers and medical device manufacturers- you think those costs aren't going to be passed to the end consumer?
*Elimination of the deduction for Medicare part D
*A 0.5% "hospital insurance" tax on anyone making over $200,000 and joint returns of $250,000 (That is a minimum of $1000 with no cap)
*A 5% tax an any elective cosmetic surgery, so at least hollywood will be paying their fair share hell Joan Rivers will fund the whole government on her own.
Read the law. The tax increases are in section 9000 and up pages 1941-2006. So yeah, people who pay taxes are going to be paying for it and in cases where businesses/schools or whatever pick up the costs, people who are customers of them will be paying in the form of higher costs on the products or the owners or staff pay for them in the form of lower profits or salaries, which might not technically be a tax in the strictest sense, but we are still forced to pay for her contraception while she gets it for doing nothing except existing and having sex.
Which makes me wonder, WTF is wrong with college guys these days? When I went to school if a hot chick (well alright any but the most fugly chick) said she would fuck me but couldn't afford birth control I would have asked her how much in a second and found that money if I had to panhandle. Somehow I suspect that these claims that coeds can't afford birth control aren't consistent with reality.