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We can now add another "Special Privilege" to the already burgeoning Special Female Checklist.
(4) with respect to women, such additional preventive care and screenings not described in paragraph  as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration for purposes of this paragraph.Including male preventative options would ofcourse ensure that females loose control of their golden goose, the golden child associated to all those extra monetary benefits, for which numerous systems have already been put into place to ensure. We cannot have females getting pregnant, even when it's their own idea and demand and then not be permitted to access all those fabulous benefits already in place can we. That would be heresy..
And let the bias continue -
The word “women” appears 134 times in the body of Obamacare.It is indeed never ending as men must pay for every single additional privilege they transfer to women at the cost of the lives and wellbeing of our sex..
The word “men” appears twice in the body of Obamacare
The female population must be feeling pretty good about themselves having ensured that only they are regarded as human and the rest, including "Children" are just relegated somewhere else. A job well done Girls..
Shut the fuck up about a make believe “War on contraception”Feminism is the most powerful lobby in human history. In every Western nation, feminists enjoy unwavering political patronage, exert move-by-move control of humanities departments (while other academic disciplines are submissively silent), wield unchallenged power over judicial and executive institutions, and preside over the cowed submission of the media and other societal self-correction institutions. Feminism is the biggest and meanest fish in the sea, and once it smells blood, you can be sure that someone is going to get slaughtered.
This week, the feminist behemoth is busy devouring the Catholic Church, the conservative lobby, and what remains of the congressional Republican delegation. Admittedly, the GOP brought this upon themselves. Frustrated by disappointing poll numbers and costly political infighting, Republicans gambled that red meat would bring needed discipline and unity to their ranks. Nobody took the bait, but it attracted a monster from the deep. Now the feminist beast is gorging on a bait-ball of panicked Republicans. Some huddle together seeking safety in numbers, others jump out of the water and pray that gravity will forget about them. Neither strategy saves anyone from the gullet of hate.
With the vulnerability of the GOP so dramatically unveiled, everyone wants to take a bite. The Washington Post reports on a fantasy “War on Birth Control,” the New York Times predicts that the “Senate Nears Showdown on Contraception Policy”, and even the conservative Wall Street Journal humorlessly criticizes “Birth Control Yes, Government Control No.” Predictably, nobody has questioned the feminist narrative that the underlying issue has anything to do with banning birth control.
Gentlemen, sadly this means it falls upon the MRM to debunk yet another feminist whopper. It gives me no pleasure to do so. I am tempted to enjoy the GOP wriggling on the hook for just a little bit longer. These are the same White Knights that can always be counted upon to offer male blood, male sweat, and male tears as a bribe to keep women warbling contentedly in the Republican harem. However, there are occasions when the feminist monologue becomes so absurd that someone has to kick down the whole rotten edifice of calumny, on general principles. Everyone else is afraid to swim with Jaws so, as they say in the Army, “it’s our turn”. We MRAs are used to swimming circles around the big dumb fish, and I guess we can put in a token effort for king and country. It might even be fun.
One thing you won’t find anyone discussing in this feeding frenzy is the language of Obamacare, and how it pertains to women’s and men’s health. I guess everyone is shivering in their boots, afraid that if they say the wrong thing, big sister might eat them for lunch. Sigh.
So, here is the exact text from the Obamacare legislation that describes those services that (i) must be offered by all healthcare providers and (ii) must be free of any cost or co-pay requirement:
(a) IN GENERAL — A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall, at a minimum provide coverage for and shall not impose any cost sharing requirements for –
(1) evidence based items or services that have in effect a rating of ‘A’ or ‘B’ in the current recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
(2) immunizations that have in effect a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to the individual involved; and
(3) with respect to infants, children, and adolescents, evidence-informed preventive care and screenings provided for in the comprehensive guidelines supported by the Resources and Services Administration.
(4) with respect to women, such additional preventive care and screenings not described in paragraph  as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration for purposes of this paragraph.
(5) for the purposes of this Act, and for purposes of any other provision of law, the current recommendations of the United States Preventive Service Task Force regarding breast cancer screening, mammography, and prevention shall be considered the most current other than those issued in or around November 2009.
That is it. If it is not in this list, there is no mandatory free coverage under Obamacare. Republicans advocate that certain religious institutions should be exempt from the requirement to provide mandatory cost-free birth control to women. But how does this “right” to free birth control fit in with the rest of the bill? What comparable benefits does this legislation extend to other demographic groups, such as men? To answer this question, we will have to examine each of the (5) categories of mandatory free coverage.
Item (1) refers to a list of “USPSTF A and B Recommendations” that are updated yearly. You can find the current list here.
This technical document has acceptable gender-parity for most items. There is a nauseating focus on pregnancy-related items, but I will not quibble because plausible justification can be made for some of it. However, there are also line items for three breast health treatments, with no matching prostate health coverage. There is cervical cancer screening, but no provisions for male specific cancers. There are several line items protecting women from STDs, but no matching money for men.
This is also where mandatory free birth control products and free tubal ligation services for women will be, once the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations are accepted by the president. That approval process led to the fuss over a “war on birth control”. Nobody talks about the fact that birth control for men, including vasectomy, is not covered, not free, and not mentioned in either the IOM or the USPSTF. Feminists and the liberal left are crying foul because a small number of women will have a small number of their female-only services under Obamacare limited. A few women, some of the time, will be treated like all men are treated, all the time. Outrageous!
In summary, item (1) has the same composition as broader American society. So, we have some special privileges for women, generalized neglect of men…but nothing worth putting on war paint for.
Let’s read on…
Item (2) is more of the same. There is money for cancer prevention for girls, but not for boys. This got my attention because of recent evidence that the Gardasil cancer vaccine is protecting girls not only from various reproductive and abdominal cancers, but also several of the big upper body killers — including lung cancer. This is something of a “serendipity” moment in anti-cancer research. It turns out that the HPV virus (targeted by Gardasil) lives in many parts of the body, even though it only causes warts and other visible injuries in genital and oral tissues. But wherever it lurks, HPV is cancer causing — even in lung tissue. It seems inexcusable that the CDC is putting the lives of boys at risk to burnish its pro-woman credentials. But I digress. I can’t blame Obamacare for this either.
Item (3) appears to be gender neutral. It is hard to believe that government can do anything without groveling at the feminist altar.
And then, we get to items (4) and (5). Where shall I start? The good news is the legislation is fully contained within the document (both items refer to sub-sections within the body of the 907 page “affordable care act”). The bad news is the act has so much feminist bigotry and hate that an exhaustive list is out of the question in the interests of space. However, a quick search for the words “man” and “woman” will suffice to illustrate how this twisted document shamelessly panders to every conceivable female health issue, while completely neglecting men and boys.
The word “women” appears 134 times in the body of Obamacare.
The word “men” appears twice in the body of Obamacare
Both occurrences of the word “men” are in generic “men and women” sentences that mean nothing.