Well the Hobby Lobby decision sure has put the world in an uproar. Hobby Lobby found offense with a few of the birth control methods that Obama care said must be provided. Not all, just a few, 4 out of 16 as I understand it. The few that Hobby Lobby believed was akin to abortion. As I understand it these birth control methods could or would kill the fertilized egg. Fertilized meaning that in 9 months there will be a baby if none of these methods are used. So fertilized=life. Life=soul.
So here is my rant, and my solution.
So healthcare must be provided by your employer. Why? When did this idea come about? From what I have read is that during World War II there was a labor shortage. We all know why. Well if the demand for labor is high and the supply is low the price for labor goes up. So companies started offering more money for the jobs they were offering. Well you can't have that so the government put in a freeze on how much pay could be offered for a job. So now what? Well companies started to offer fringe benefits to entice people to work for them. These benefits did not count as wages for the purpose of wage controls. So here comes employer based health insurance.
Fast forward to the present. Benefits are now entitlements. A business cannot just offer compensation for the labor it needs. It must know provide health insurance. The types of insurance are now dictated by the government, whether you agree with the government plan or not. Even if your health plan covers methods that can prevent pregnancy, that is not good enough. The government says you have to offer coverage that could end a pregnancy. If this violates any type of belief that the company may hold, tough. Because morality=bigotry.
So what do we do? No more employer based health insurance. Gasp. Since companies (companies are made up of people) cannot have morals without being called bigots and the like, let's just remove this responsibility from the company. A vast majority thinks that this will lead to companies wanting not to cover transfusions and all sorts of other medical procedures that someone may find offensive.
So now who is responsible for the employee health insurance? How about the employee. Instead of being forced to decided how much of your paycheck goes to a health plan that is provided by the employer, that is mandated by the government, you decide how much of your paycheck you want set aside so you can go and buy your own health plan. Some people already do this. It is called a HSA, Health Savings Account. Now I know there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth by many. With some good reason. There are pre-existing conditions and other reasons that make it difficult/impossible for some to purchase health insurance. Now if the government has to meddle, and you know it does, why not put the effort in to help set up health insurance markets.
These markets would be were the individual purchased their own health insurance. Based upon their own needs and beliefs. So morality=belief. I believe in the strength of the individual. If health insurance is required then let me keep my money and let me pick my plan. Do not make a company (people) who have a craft business try to make decisions on what birth control options to offer. Let the person who needs the birth control make that decision. Sound too simple. In a google post, well yeah. I am saying let the government put it efforts into improving ways that an individual can buy health insurance. Instead of writing a multi-thousand page law that forces a craft store to figure out birth control.