Antoinette enthusiastically joined the Heartland team in October, where she worked with both development and government relations. Currently she is assisting the government relations department with research on a variety of topics including budget and tax issues, environment and health care policy as well as education.
This photo is currently circulating around the Internet:
Obama, attempting to be proactive, posted the photo to his Facebook page. He says “Share this chart to spread the word about another reason to like Obamacare: it’ll shut down gender discrimination so that women won’t have to keep paying more for health insurance.”
Here’s what I have to say:
Of course women pay more for health insurance. All insurance is based on risk assessment. Women have higher health risks due to their reproductive health. Women, on average, go to the doctor more due to yearly mammograms, pap smears, and other obstetric care. Women are also more likely to report fair or poor health then men (9.5% versus 9.0%) according to The National Center for Health Statistics. Just like young men pay more for car insurance because they are more likely to get into a car accident and smokers pay more for health insurance because they have higher health risks. What am I missing? Seriously?
This also leads to the question of who is left to foot the bill? The fact is that female health care costs more and someone is going to have to pay for it. Passing Obamacare does not alter the costs. If health insurance for all is equalized then health care providers will be forced to raise premiums for all. Under President Obama’s health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, the government will foot the bill continuing its effort to bankrupt the country.
Honestly, its just good business sense and as a woman, I have no issue with it. The government cannot protect people from themselves, as much as it would like to try to. This is just another skewed propaganda piece used to uninformed people on board with Obamacare.