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10/7/2013 9:53:00 AM
Letters to the editor: Woman's right to choose? Not with health insurance

We’ve heard so much about a woman’s right to choose from our President, but obviously her right to choose does not apply to obtaining health care coverage.
I was told today by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois that even though I am 63 years old and past child-bearing age that I could not choose a health care policy that did not contain provisions for pregnancy and birth control. So much for my right to choose. Furthermore, I was told that any health care coverage offered by Blue Cross Blue shield of Illinois had to contain abortion coverage. Even though I am pro life and did not want my health insurance to provide for abortion coverage, I was told that if I wanted insurance, the President’s health care plan directives demanded that any plan would have to cover abortions.
So much for my freedom of religion. America, the home of the free…??? Certainly not for those who hold pro-life views or those prudent enough not to want to pay for health care coverage they will never use.
Karen Petersen,

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Article comment by: METALWORKER

I have no young children and yet I see a school tax on my property tax bill. Guess what . I gladly pay it. I take pride in helping some one else.
I am against killing and war and yet I served,
Wore the uniform of this country with pride for six years, you? did you? serve? or just complain that your taxes were to high and you are pro life.

I was a construction worker, metal worker and welder. I was single for a good part of that time in my life. I paid an hrly. rate out of my pocket the same rate per hr as a married person. the same rate as someone with one child, two or ten and I stood tall in fighting for maternity coverage. Did not have a problem helping a younger person starting a family.

The big problem I have with you people now is your anger in helping some one else and calling yourselves followers of Christ.

I, personally feel that their should be no employee based insurance period. Group insurance, sure and every one pays for their own, and that is what ACA is. A group insurance plan where everyone pays for their own.

I could go on, but the editor will probably not allow this much.

I will add this though, The ones you do not want to help now may very well be the ones paying for your medi .care and S. .S. in a few years. Would you be happy if they were told that, that medi-care and SS were no longer in effect. Could happen you know. The people who are trying to do away with the ACA are trying to do that also so be careful what you wish for, might come true.

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