Access to birth control has nothing to do with actual insurance

Sheldon Richman of the Foundation for Economic Education writes:

Controversy rages over the Obama administration’s proposed (and later modified) mandate that all employers—including Catholic hospitals and universities—include free contraception in their employee health insurance policies. …

The principle that no one should be forced to finance that which he or she finds abhorrent is sound. In fact, it should be generally applied. …

ObamaCare champions would have us believe the controversy is about “access” to certain products and services. All the decree does, they say, is provide insurance coverage for, and therefore access, to free contraception along with other preventive services for women who want it. But that just raises another question: What has this got to do with insurance?

Nothing!  Read the whole article: Insuring the Uninsurable – Reason Magazine.

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