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Reply #42: Equally, Salon.com and the Huffington Post call these riders "nonsense" and "useless" in that order [View All]

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SacramentoBlue Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 12:51 PM
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42. Equally, Salon.com and the Huffington Post call these riders "nonsense" and "useless" in that order
The excerpts are below. By the way, women didn't have to buy these "riders" under Hyde, or did they?

Salon.com (Nov. 11, 09) : By the way, the argument that women can just purchase an additional rider is such insane nonsense. Abortions can't be planned for - it is a medical procedure for unplanned circumstances. So any woman purchasing a rider is just putting money into the pockets of an insurance company to protect against unforeseeable circumstances. The procedure (if performed chemically, i.e. with a two pill protocol) is only $300-500 anyway, so the coverage would likely cost more than it covers. http://open.salon.com/blog/alicia_phd/2009/11/08/the_st...

Huffington Post: It allows for a useless abortion "rider": Stupak and his allies claim his Amendment doesn't ban abortion from the Exchange because it allows plans to offer and women to purchase extra, stand-alone insurance known as a rider to cover abortion services. Hopefully the irony of this is immediately apparent: Stupak wants women to plan for a completely unexpected event.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-arons/why-the-stu...

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