In My Opinion
The War on Women: A 2012 Presidential Election Hot Topic
Where do the presidential candidates stand on woman’s healthcare? Obama’s healthcare law is more clearly defined in terms of what is offered to a woman. His plan offers everything from free birth control to preventive services without co-pays. This sounds like an awesome plan, but the problem is who pays for this Cadillac of healthcare plans? The answer is simple, as more services are added, the overall plan cost goes up for everyone. I personally experienced the result of the program this year when our health insurance plan went up $5,000! You read that right, $5,000 in one year.
What the politicians tend to leave out is the simple fact that someone needs to pay for all of this.
I say, if you want to have sex then pay for your birth control. If you need birth control for medical reasons then that is a different story. I am not interested in paying for the recreational activities of others. The more that is agreed to in terms of coverage, the more the insurance company is going to raise their rates. In order to cover proposed costs, the insurance company is going to pass the proposed costs on to everyone who is paying for coverage.
The biggest issue that's dividing women today is abortion. Mitt Romney is not for abortion. The reason is this, the Republican Party is conservative and the party as a whole supports more of a pro-life stance. I am not sure how I feel about that. I'm a supporter of a woman’s right to choose, but I am not a supporter of having an abortion because you weren’t responsible in your actions while having sex. I still firmly believe in a woman’s right to make choices, and just because I would not have an abortion doesn’t mean it should not be an option in certain circumstances. That is between a woman and her doctor, not a woman and the President.
The good news is that the President has very little to do with laws and policies of that nature, that is why we have the Congress and the Senate.
I love the idea of health care for everyone, but we live in a Democracy, and everyone just doesn’t get everything. It is competition and innovation that will lead us into our future, not a larger government.
Here are some actual facts about our current system that have been nicely compiled by Sunshine Sarah.
- Under President Obama, The National Debt Has Surpassed $16 Trillion – An Increase Of More Than $5.4 Trillion. (Department Of The Treasury, 9/10/12)
- Every American’s Share Of The National Debt Currently Stands At Over $51,000 – An Increase Of Over $16,000 Under President Obama. (Department Of The Treasury, 9/10/12; U.S. Census Bureau, 9/10/12)
- 16.3% Of Women Are Living In Poverty – The Highest Rate In 17 Years. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/12/12)
- Since President Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For Women Has Increased From 7% To 7.8%. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 9/10/12)
- Currently, The Nation Has Over 5.5 Million Women Who Are Unemployed. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 9/10/12)
The President can create all the videos he wishes on the war on women. I am however on the ground fighting to keep my family afloat. I am trying to find the money needed to pay for the additional coverage of everyone. I am opening my wallet to pay for the largest number of people on public assistance in decades. Why? Because everyone should have everything handed out because the government says so. The government has the ability to create laws that they haven’t read, do not understand, and do not have to abide by. That is right, they are not affected by this choice because they have their own health care system. The government doesn’t pay. You do. We all do, and so will our children.