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Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:12 PM

Any word if a test-case is going to be initiated re: ACA coverage for Viagra and vasectomies?

There has to be a progressive, wealthy business-owner out there somewhere interested in challenging the SCOTUS over the Hobby Lobby fiasco.

Put the Felonious Five on their guard. Make them come right out and say 'Yes for men; no for women.'

So some business owner can make a public statement regarding their henceforth refusal to cover Viagra, vasectomies, or any of a number of men's health issues.

How much of case law is decided by test cases such as the one I just described?

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Reply Any word if a test-case is going to be initiated re: ACA coverage for Viagra and vasectomies? (Original post)
Aristus Jul 2014 OP
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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:17 PM

1. I certainly hope so. n/t

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:17 PM

2. Yes!

"Put the Felonious Five on their guard. Make them come right out and say 'Yes for men; no for women."


Goddess! That would be perfect!

Thanks Aristus.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:17 PM

3. The ACA doesn't require coverage for vasectomies...

https://www.healthcare.gov/what-are-my-birth-control-benefits/

Plans arenít required to cover:

Drugs to induce abortions
Services related to a manís reproductive capacity, like vasectomies

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 11:17 PM

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 07:01 AM

5. I partially agree, but partially disagree

I really agree that Viagra should not be covered by any insurance under the ACA. People who want that can find a Cadillac type of insurance to cover it.

As for a vasectomy, that's a bit different. Having had one at an early age (and I do mean early) I think insurance should cover it since it is a one time out patient procedure. I'm not sure how much it is now, but when I got mine it ran about $200.

I fundamentally disagree with the Hobby Lobby decision, but at the same time I don't think any birth control should be limited. It's not pitting women against men or men against women, but allowing a choice for couples or individuals who decide they either don't want children or the time is not right.

I understand that women need birth control for other reasons then to prevent pregnancies. When I was in college I was dating a woman who's menstruation was so bad, sometimes she would double over in pain. Even though I could not feel the pain, it didn't mean I couldn't feel empathy for her. There was in fact one time when I insisted she go to the emergency room and drove her there (I remember that because the doctor was a major dick).

So in my opinion it's not really right to put Viagra and vasectomies on the same stage.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 09:29 AM

6. Is there a progressive, wealthy business owner who has a "sincerely held" religious objection

to vasectomies and Viagra? Might be hard to find such a person, I would think.

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