Procedures such as mammograms, pap-smears, and pre-natal care are not even covered under most insurance policies. Yet, women pay 48% more for their preniums than men in the same age bracket; same circumstance, same insurance carrier. Imagine that, women pay more for less service.
The U.S. prides themselves on being a nation that believes in family values? Sorry, advocating the murder of Doctors from women's clinics and bombing abortion clinics don't make you family-friendly!
Here is a hit list of senators (All GOP) who voted against coverage for victims of domestic violence:
Alexander, Burr, Ensign, Enzi, Frist, Gregg, Hatch, Isakson, Roberts
According to their dumb rationale, "...covering a victim of domestic violence would be akin to covering “a smoker who doesn’t stop smoking.”
How about a man who is a victim of a random mugging or a drive by shooting? Is that also a pre-existing condition?
Take a look at this!
Observe the neanderthal in the above video rationalizing not to have pre-natal care covered! Remind you of anyone, here in Canada?
Something Shona Holmes should have considered before opening her clap trap to the Tea-baggers & Faux News. This is the system she is advocating for here in Canada. Another reason it's important to make sure we don't have that kind of nightmare of a lack of health care.
Since we're considered a left-winged fringe group in Canada, ol' Stevie would surely advocate for the very same backward and inhumane treatment for us. It will be up to us to do our damnest to make sure this never happens in Canada.
It may explain why GOP senator Olympia Snowe voted with the bill in the senate house committee. It may also explain why GOP senator Susan Collins, also from Maine, may also get on board the pro-health reform express. Ladies, you really should reconsider public option and don't cave into the myths Faux News is pumping, at the very least, think of the sisterhood who can benefit from this change: to have the basic human needs filled. Don't let the media play a part in the decision making or even the real neo-cons in your party. But kudos to the both of you for not going along with the 'Limbeck' machine!
For those who are American reading this blog: there are petitions to sign for health care reform:
and a Twitter petition: http://act.ly/ok.