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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:47 AM

Wisconsin -@GovWalker Admin-to stop enforcing birth control law

There are few people that I really despise--Walker is on the top of the list!


http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/local/2014/07/23/wisconsin-stop-enforcing-birth-control-law/13076515/

Wisconsin -Gov Walker Admin-to stop enforcing birth control law http://fondul.ac/1rCqp6C #wipolitics #wiunion


MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration will no longer enforce the state’s contraception coverage law for employers with religious objections following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month.

The decision riled birth control advocates and Democrats, who said Wednesday that Wisconsin law is not affected by the decision.

The Supreme Court ruled that companies with religious objections, like Hobby Lobby, can avoid the contraceptives requirement of the federal health care overhaul law.

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s office spokesman J.P. Wieske said Wednesday that the state had no decision to make because it is federally pre-empted from enforcing the law............


More information at this link:



Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law

in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

National Women’s Law Center Says Move is in Conflict with Law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2014


Contact: Lisa Boyce

608-345-7549



http://www.uppitywis.org/walker-administration-unilaterally-ends-enforcement-wisconsin-bi


MADISON – This week, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) under Governor Walker’s administration announced via a media interview that the state will no longer enforce Wisconsin’s birth control coverage law (Wis stat. 632.895(17)) that ensures prescription drug plans cover birth control the same as other prescription drugs. Governor Walker justified this move in light of the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court in June. Legal experts with the National Women’s Law Center, however, have released an analysis that concludes the Hobby Lobby ruling does not invalidate Wisconsin’s contraceptive coverage law and it must therefore be enforced. The Walker Administration’s move is just the latest in a long line of efforts to reduce women’s access to everything from sex education, cancer screens, and birth control to safe and legal abortion.



“Governor Walker’s latest effort to unilaterally end the enforcement of Wisconsin’s birth control law without legislative action shows just how far he is willing to go to restrict women’s access to essential health care,” stated Tanya Atkinson, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Since taking office, Governor Walker has initiated and/or signed into law an unprecedented number of laws and policies that compromise women’s health and wellbeing. “Despite the proven benefits of affordable birth control access for women and their employers, and the overwhelming public support for birth control coverage, it’s unbelievable that we are still fighting for access to birth control in 2014.”.......


BACKGROUND



Birth control is basic health care and used by 99 percent of women at some point in their lives, yet before the passage of laws like Wisconsin’s Contraceptive Coverage Law in 2009, many health insurance plans deliberately excluded coverage for contraceptives. Before this inequity was addressed, women of reproductive age were forced to pay as much as 68 percent more for out-of-pocket medical care than men. For each woman supplied with prescription contraceptive coverage over a five-year period, insurance companies save a minimum of $10,000 because of the costs associated with unintended pregnancy (Population Connection, Contraception Equity: What You Need to Know, 6/21/2007).............

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riversedge Jul 2014 OP
Drale Jul 2014 #1
riversedge Jul 2014 #3
Myrina Jul 2014 #6
Downwinder Jul 2014 #2
riversedge Jul 2014 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2014 #7
Downwinder Jul 2014 #8
riversedge Jul 2014 #5
HereSince1628 Jul 2014 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:52 AM

1. They know they are going to lose in November

and are trying to do as much damage to the state both economically and social as possible before then

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:07 PM

3. I am sure Walker sees this move as shoring up his Republican-TeaParty base..

Lots of them in Wisconsin and they do get out the vote.


I do think they are running scared about November--especially now that the new Marquette poll that them neck and neck. Actually Burke is up by one pt amongst likely voters. It is imperative that women get out and vote.

I think Burke is leading amongst 'young' voters--those who are apt to use birth control more often. If companies in Wisconsin start denying this health benefit--this might awaken a few. Guess I get cynical at times.

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:36 PM

6. They know they can cheat their way in ...

You mean. Margin's too close to call at present, which is perfect for the lackey in Milwaukee Co to do some creative data basing with voting data again.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:55 AM

2. Wouldn't they become liable for unplanned pregnancies where birth control

was requested but denied?

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM

4. I have no idea--. Birth control

is part of reproductive health. I am so so disappointed--angry at the Supreme Court at this point. It is so unbelievable!


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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:57 PM

7. Not with Supreme Court on their side, no.

That's the problem.
Any lawsuit will be challenged till it ends up in the SCOTUS, which has made its own precedent with the Hobby Lobby ruling.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:47 PM

8. I think a law suit would have legs.

Just the threat of signing up for 18 years of care, feeding, and education might overcome their religious principles. After all, money is their idol.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:30 PM

5. These are recent Laws signed by Walker against Women's health

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Use the link to see the laws passed by Walker!


http://www.ppawi.org/issues/current-issues-legislation/walker.cmsx
Governor Scott Walker

Never before have we had a governor so quickly advance polices that reduce women’s access to information and affordable health care services, especially during a time of economic crisis.

Never before have we had a governor defund Planned Parenthood, putting thousands of patients at risk of losing health care services.

Never before have we had a governor work so hard to limit women's access to birth control, going so far as to eliminate "contraceptives" from the list of services that should be included in a woman's health program.

And never before have we had a governor so out of touch with the needs of Wisconsin residents.

While governor, Scott Walker has:

Kicked over 200,000 Wisconsin women, children, and families off BadgerCare.............

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:36 PM

9. States Rights ! States Rights !! Unless SCOTUS does something terrible

Then the need for rebellion ends.

Damned discouraging.

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