Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:15 PM
Swede (27,093 posts)
Richard Mourdock Claim That Employers Should Not Have To Cover Cancer Sparks Attacks
This guy's family must be immortal?
Democrats are hammering Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock over his statement that employers should not have to cover cancer in their insurance plans if they don't want to.
Mourdock, the state treasurer, argued in a newspaper interview last week that not only should employers not have to cover health care services that they oppose, such as contraception, but they also should be exempt from paying for anything they do not want to include, based on costs.
“Does that employer have the right to do it?" Mourdock told the News and Tribune, covering southern Indiana. "I would say yes they do if they want to keep their health care costs down but it also means it’s less likely you’re going to want to work here. If that employer wants to get the best employees coming in the door he’s going to offer the best insurance possible.”
On Monday Indiana Democrats have been highlighting the remark, noting that while cancer takes a huge toll in Indiana every year, it's extremely expensive to treat and that 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies are caused by medical bills
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Richard Mourdock Claim That Employers Should Not Have To Cover Cancer Sparks Attacks (Original post)
Response to aquart (Reply #2)
Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:41 PM
gregoire (192 posts)
3. The best point you can make about health care!
Employers shouldn't be able to threaten you with losing your health care for you and your family. I've worked many hours of overtime without overtime pay just to keep my job.
Either way, Mourdock's claim is ridiculous and shows he knows nothing about health insurance. Nearly all private plans have a lifetime maximum which means they don't cover long-term cancer treatment. We already don't have cancer coverage. He is just too stupid to understand that what he is saying he wants has already happened.
Response to Swede (Original post)
Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:05 PM
pennylane100 (2,815 posts)
4. If he thinks it is OK to cherry pick coverage, I have a better one,
lets not cover republicans, people with extreme religious views, and all fox news employees. Feel free to add your own.