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CONGRESSMAN SMITH SIDES WITH HOBBY LOBBY - HE THINKS IT'S OK FOR A WOMEN'S BOSS TO DENY HER HEALTHCARE. SHOULD WE ALLOW OUR BOSSES TO INTERFERE IN OUR HEALTHCARE DECISIONS? SLIPPERY SLOPE.

TELL CONGRESSMAN SMITH TO SIDE WITH WOMEN
TELL CONGRESSMAN SMITH TO SIDE WITH WOMEN

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
A Woman's Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss's
 

Posted: 11/26/2013 5:41                                                         
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Ensuring the full freedom of women as health care consumers to access essential preventative health services is a vital component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And nowhere are health decisions more personal or essential to keep in their hands, than those regarding reproductive health. The ACA was designed to ensure that health care decisions are made between a woman and her doctor, and not by her boss, or Washington politicians.

Today, there are people trying to take this right away from women, by letting private, for-profit corporations and employers make medical decisions for their employees, based on their personal beliefs.

A group of for-profit companies are currently suing to gain the right to deny employees access to coverage for birth control and contraceptive care, which are used by the overwhelming majority of American women in their lifetimes. Among the first cases to reach the Supreme Court is one filed by Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain whose owners want to be able to take the option for birth control benefits away from their employees.

We are confident the Supreme Court will agree that health decisions in this country should remain with individuals, in consultation with their doctors, families, faiths, and whomever else they personally trust. No corporate entity should be in position to limit women's legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women. To take that type of power away from individuals, and to let the personal beliefs of a woman's boss dictate her health care choices would constitute a major step backward for women's health, and self-determination.

Marina March 18, 2014 at 02:41 PM
WOW LETS BE HONEST WITH OUR COMMENTS. THIS STORE WHICH IS OWNED BY A HIGHLY RELIGIOUS FAMILY WILL NOT PAY FOR HEALTHCARE WHICH PAYS FOR ABORTIONS AND BIRTH CONTROL. NOW MY STATEMENT IS MORE HONEST THEN THIS ENTIRE BOGUS ARTICLE.
District 4 Coalition for Change March 18, 2014 at 04:01 PM
It's a much bigger picture. Allowing Hobby Lobby, a public company, to pick and choose what part of the National standard of health care they wish to allow their employees opens doors to allow that for all business. For example Jehovah Witnesses do not believe in Blood Transfusions. If you worked for a JW and needed a blood transfusion, would it be appropriate that your employer deny you the ability to have a blood transfusion? What if your employer is a Scientologist ?

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