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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:50 AM

9. Well said by Mr Ruffalo. K & R. Please note what the GOP is doing here:

If Obamacare Fails, Women Lose

On average, insurance companies charge women 50 percent more than men for the same coverage. Obamacare will make that discrimination illegal—unless Republicans manage to thwart the law...

It doesn’t end there. In 2011 alone, women enrolled in Medicare saved $1.2 billion as a result of improvements in prescription drug coverage. Who knew that the Republicans actually like the idea of $1.2 billion in new taxes to be imposed on the backs of women?

In an effort to thwart Obamacare, Republicans are trying to enable insurance companies to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions. Women have often been on the losing end of insurers' whims. C-sections, breast and cervical cancers and even medical treatment for domestic or sexual abuse have been considered pre-existing conditions. This type of discrimination against women should be illegal—and it will be starting next year thanks to Obamacare.

If Republicans had their way, more than 26.9 million women would be charged expensive co-pays and deductibles for preventive services like life-saving breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control and well-woman visits. By opposing the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are supporting insurers to place lifetime caps on insurance for nearly 40 million women, thereby preventing coverage just when many women need it most. They also seek to eliminate health care for 1.1 million young women between the ages of 19 and 25 who now have access to health care under their parents' health insurance coverage.

More

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/09/08/what-women-have-to-lose-if-obamacare-fails.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023692387

Stop the EXTORTION of human rights by the GOP threatening to starve, kill and degrade Americans in October. DU needs to rally to stop discrimination and save lives.


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