Senators in Congress – lead by Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) – are demanding health insurance companies provide “free” services including screenings for breast, cervical, ovarian and lung cancer, heart disease and diabetes, as well as postpartum depression and domestic violence.
Yeah – FREE!
Mikulski’s heart may be in the right place, but when it comes to her concept of health care economics – or even common sense – she is completely disillusion. From the New York Times.
The 61-to-39 vote on health benefits for women would, in effect, override new recommendations from a federal advisory panel that said routine mammograms should begin at age 50, rather than 40.
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Democrat of Maryland, who proposed the coverage requirement as an amendment to sweeping health legislation, said it could save millions of lives.
Hey Mikulski, why not just ensure health benefits for everyone for free. You’re actions along with the 60 other senators really did not go far enough. How dare you just provide free health benefits to women – that is totally discriminatory and completely unconstitutional!
State mandates are bad enough. Those mandates require insurance companies to cover treatments or preventative care for the insured. Sounds perfectly logical until you have to figure out how to pay for those mandates.
You see, those greedy insurance companies are hording all of that cash in offshore bank accounts somewhere, so they must be able to somehow pay for the mandates! But logical people know this not to be the case. When the government mandates coverage, the insurance company will end up increasing premiums across the board to cover the mandates.
So how much will these mandates cost? Someone, somewhere will have to come up with almost $1 billion dollars over the next decade to pay the cost to provide these “free” services.
Open your wallets you chumps.