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Do you approve of this contraception compromise?

L.A. Times 2013/02/01 20:00:00
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The Obama administration tried anew Friday to defuse controversy over a requirement in the healthcare law designed to broaden access to contraception, proposing new regulations to protect some religious organizations from having to cover these services in their health plans.

The proposal, which comes after more than a year of heated debate, expands an exemption from the contraceptive mandate for churches and other houses of worship.

That was a nod to intense criticism from many religious groups that have been enraged by the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most employers to provide women contraceptive coverage with no co-pays or other cost-sharing.

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  • THE BEACH 2013/02/12 13:59:51
    Yes
    THE BEACH
    Sure,the pill is not only used for contraception.Men get boner promotion pills covered.Hey,every guy needs a boner now and then.
  • CoinOperatedJoy 2013/02/06 18:36:31
    No
    CoinOperatedJoy
    No, I don't think he should be bowing down to these religious nuts. Religion has ZERO place in politics or healthcare. EVERY.SINGLE.WOMAN. should get FREE birth control. I don't care WHERE it comes from. Healthcare should be a right. It shouldn't be a "perk" to be able to afford the Dr or not. It's shouldn't be just a "perk" to get to stay alive. So you're Catholic? So what. Not all your employees are. Oh, YOU don't believe in BC? TOO BAD!

    Yanno what else birth control is good for? Dropping the abortion rate...legally.
  • Moodybloo70 2013/02/06 17:50:54
    No
    Moodybloo70
    It is his usual side stepping. Besides he is a pathological liar.
  • johnnyg 2013/02/06 16:14:21
    No
    johnnyg
    I dont agree with any USGovt dirty fingers in any healthcare.
  • TouchTheStars 2013/02/06 15:52:10
    No
    TouchTheStars
    obama is crap
  • L Dub 2013/02/06 15:27:54
    No
    L Dub
    +1
    He shouldn't be forcing ANYBODY to provide it. He shouldn't be forcing healthcare, my healthcare package is a perk from my employer not right.
  • cheshirewayne 2013/02/06 15:14:14
    No
    cheshirewayne
    +1
    It's just more psychobabble that doesn't change a thing.
  • DizziNY 2013/02/06 15:04:28 (edited)
    No
    DizziNY
    +1
    Who the hell is this guy? My Mother? This piece of fecal waste needs to take care of his own kids and stop trying to be Mommy and Daddy to every American citizen. This is not CHINA and America does not want a dictator like China has.
    no dictator obama
  • Playerazzi 2013/02/06 13:55:18
    No
    Playerazzi
    +1
    *His* mother should have used contraceptives . . .
  • Cleaver62 2013/02/06 12:25:07 (edited)
    No
    Cleaver62
    +1
    There should be no compromise when it comes to health care. Religious organizations should not be able to dictate what is and isn't covered in any health plan they offer. If a particular religion that doesn't believe in medicine decides they don't want to cover medication should they be able to deny that coverage? If you make an exclusion for one, you open the door for more exclusions later. If someone wants to be a good christian and not buy birth control, that should be up to the individual, not the church.
  • DizziNY Cleaver62 2013/02/06 15:03:08
    DizziNY
    Who are YOU to tell a religious org what to do? If u don't like their policies, DO NOT WORK THERE! You liberals just want everything your way and do not care about anyone else's beliefs. No wonder why u nuts love Communisim.
  • Cleaver62 DizziNY 2013/02/06 16:26:29
    Cleaver62
    To deny someone medical care for any reason is a crime against humanity and a sin as far as the church is concerned. Keeping a woman from a prescription for birth control pills for medical reasons is just plain wrong. God supposedly gave you the ability to decide right from wrong. If it is wrong to use birth control then shouldn't it be up to the individual not to use it? And even if it isn't for medical reasons and just to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, isn't it easier and cheaper and less of a sin to use birth control than to have an abortion.
  • DDogbreath 2013/02/06 06:50:11
    No
    DDogbreath
  • Woof 2013/02/05 22:57:49
    No
    Woof
    +2
    I wish his mom used it.
  • BigFig#9 2013/02/05 20:35:46
    No
    BigFig#9
    +3
    I come at my disagreement from the Liberal side. While for the most part 'harmless' this compromise is just silly - the rules are the rules. As an employer you don't get to opt out of taxes or laws you don't care for. This isn't even a question on the minds of other countries.
  • Lolaita BigFig#9 2013/02/06 10:14:01
    Lolaita
    +1
    That's a pretty good point. If you're purporting to provide health insurance, you should be doing it across the board.
  • Michele... BigFig#9 2013/02/07 16:51:46
    Michele_Henson
    You should be Libertarian.
    I agree w/ alot of what you say.
  • BigFig#9 Michele... 2013/02/07 17:19:18
    BigFig#9
    Libertarian beliefs are a real Rorschach test. Most Libertarians seem to think that the free market should take care of all health care anyway so this is a moot question. My view is that there is an active constructive role for Government to play in any 'General Welfare' (Federalist 41) areas and in times of crisis 'General Welfare' can certainly extend to supporting banks and car companies. Of course the Federalist interpretation of 41 and the term 'General Welfare' is much more limited but I'm the kind of guy who thinks 'General Welfare' means general welfare and 'Well Regulated Militia' means a well regulated militia.
  • Michele_Henson 2013/02/05 19:00:45
    Yes
    Michele_Henson
    +2
    I entered the wrong answer on this question.
    I would've preferred 'NO'.
  • BigFig#9 Michele... 2013/02/06 18:55:05
    BigFig#9
    +1
    Don't you hate that.... You can get a divorce in this country or change political parties but you can't change a Sodahead vote!
  • Georgia50 2013/02/05 18:17:33
    No
    Georgia50
    EVERYONE'S religion is protected, not just that of religious organizations. Obama doesn't get to make that decision, and I look foward to having the courts remind him he's not god.
  • Cleaver62 Georgia50 2013/02/06 12:27:49
    Cleaver62
    But according to you conservatives, Obama IS the messiah.
  • Georgia50 Cleaver62 2013/02/06 13:40:39
    Georgia50
    We're not the ones confused between a tinkle down our legs and a tingle down our legs.
  • MONGOOSE 2013/02/05 18:09:48
    No
    MONGOOSE
    Why doesn't Obama and his friends focus on something that's a lot more important to help the American people to get back on what he has been saying for years and not doing any of them and I do not think that he will !!!!
    It's like he is turning the other direction when comes for anything to help the Americans, Like I said before he was in his first year of office that some day he will turn on the American people ad it's slowly happening.
    It needs to be stopped in a way that isn't to late that other countries own American and that's just around corner, mostly with China.
    Gee, I wonder where Obama has his investments at ?
    "THE MONGOOSE"
    not doing signs
  • harley oldman 2013/02/05 17:52:08
    No
    harley oldman
    ONLY... If it would prevent ANOTHER obama.....!
  • mingo 2013/02/05 15:23:01
    No
    mingo
    +1
    I say no way.they have to quit giving in and stand there ground.
  • Kidasha 2013/02/05 13:12:17 (edited)
    Yes
    Kidasha
    +3
    Again, certain methods of contraception are used for other medical conditions and not just contraception. For example, the birth control pill is often used to treat women with hormonal imbalances. Now how is anyone going to check if they are actually using birth control for medical reasons and not contraception without breaching doctor patient privilege? for this reason birth control should be available.
  • Lolaita 2013/02/05 09:57:14
    Yes
    Lolaita
    +2
    Contraceptives are medicine.
    Medicine, necessary prosthetics (like hearing aids) etc. should be on insurance.
    Though, the larger issue is whether or not we should have NHS, but, in the hypothetical that NHS is the best way to go, I would be happy with this compromise.
  • MercuryZero (v.2) 2013/02/05 07:22:34 (edited)
    No
    MercuryZero (v.2)
    Nuns be trippin...
  • seadog6608PWCM 2013/02/05 02:26:50
  • DizziNY seadog6... 2013/02/06 15:07:43 (edited)
    DizziNY
    +1
    I guess $280 a month for health ins is affordable to this elitest piece of fecal matter. $280 a month is what I was quoted by a SOCIAL WORKER last summer. He said when this health tax kicks in, that's how much it will cost me.
    Way to go obama Hitler!

    PS - obama can kiss my AMERICAN buttocks, I will NOT comply.
  • seadog6... DizziNY 2013/02/06 15:20:52
  • Zippcodey 2013/02/05 00:25:01
    No
    Zippcodey
    +1
    I guess the Nuns now get free contraception.
  • Cleaver62 Zippcodey 2013/02/06 12:30:55
    Cleaver62
    Since the priests have been getting caught doing the alter boys all the time, who don't need birth control because they can't get pregnant, they have had to turn to the nuns to satisfy their sexual needs... and nuns can get pregnant. It seems like the church should be pushing for free birth control.
  • Zippcodey Cleaver62 2013/02/06 15:52:33
    Zippcodey
    +1
    They've been doing Nuns for centuries, they find dead babies all the time. That's what's going on free birth control, this way it's free to them.
  • Cleaver62 Zippcodey 2013/02/06 16:30:29
    Cleaver62
    +1
    You have got to hand it to the priests. They may be violating their vows but at least the are doing consenting women instead of being child molesters. At least I hope they aren't raping the nuns.
    That reminds me of a joke I heard in Catholic school so many long years ago.
    Do you know what kind of meat priests eat during lent?
    Nun.
  • Zippcodey Cleaver62 2013/02/06 17:23:33
    Zippcodey
    I was raised in a Catholic neighborhood and the joke I use to hear all the time was, Why do always see two Nuns walking together? To make sure the other Nun don't get none.

    But Priests are pedophiles, homosexuals and a few like the Nuns. That's why you always have tunnels going from the Monestery to the Convent.

    I'm sure they rape Nuns too. I wouldn't put anything past the Satanist.
  • Cleaver62 Zippcodey 2013/02/06 19:50:13
    Cleaver62
    As much as I hate religion and dislike the Catholic church the thought of priest raping nuns still infuriates me. I guess god works in mysterious ways.
  • Zippcodey Cleaver62 2013/02/06 22:32:07
    Zippcodey
    God is a pagan sun and moon deity. Christianity is of satan and why preachers and priests do what they do.
  • Mike W 2013/02/04 22:45:20
    No
    Mike W
    +2
    No compromise with an anti religious tyrannt...
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