How do you like this?! That bum in the White House who does nothing for nobody ever and is obviously, as I’ve been warned repeatedly by concerned commenters, someone who needs to be investigated for his Passport to Pakistan, has gone and done something for women never done before – he has ordered the first ever set of preventive health care regulations focused exclusively on women.
“Previously, preventive services for women had been recommended one-by-one or as part of guidelines targeted at men as well. As such, the HHS directed the independent Institute of Medicine to, for the first time ever, conduct a scientific review and provide recommendations on specific preventive measures that meet women’s unique health needs and help keep women healthy.”
Gee, if I didn’t know better from Fox News, I might think the President had family values by proving he cared for women. But no, let me assure you that he does not care for women as only vessels of children, because the evil Socialist has also mandated that contraception be covered without a copay.
Yes, you read that right.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (also known as Big Brother Demanding That Americans Try to Live) announced:
Historic new guidelines that will ensure women receive preventive health services at no additional cost were announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Developed by the independent Institute of Medicine, the new guidelines require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventive services such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening, and contraception without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible.
• well-woman visits;
• screening for gestational diabetes;
• human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older;
• sexually-transmitted infection counseling;
• human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling;
• FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling;
• breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; and
• domestic violence screening and counseling.
New health plans will need to include these services without cost sharing for insurance policies with plan years beginning on or after August 1, 2012.
Today’s announcement is another part of the Obama Administration’s broader effort to address the health and well-being of our communities through initiatives such as the President’s Childhood Obesity Task Force, the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, the National Quality Strategy, and the National Prevention Strategy.
Well, folks, I’m stymied. All I can come up with right now is keep your hands off of my sickness! But, somehow that doesn’t have the ring Frank Luntz intended. Maybe the way to fight Well Woman is to claim that it’s killing white babies?
Yes, that’s the ticket! Coming soon to a Fox Theatre near you, “Big Government Kills White Babies as the President Who Is Not Respected by the Troops and the Fed who Should Be Hanged Get Away with MURDER! Come armed!”
Gosh this fear sellin’ is easy-peasy. No wonder Republicans use it so often. You don’t even need to make any sense! You just hit on a sore topic, mix in some phrases about a government takeover and mention that your readers need to come armed. You know, just in case!
ObamaCares strikes again. Now American women will be protected, and contraception will be provided without a copay. Oh, lordy, but this is too close to FREEDOM. We can’t give the womens freedom without the Biblical Rights of Rich White Men being treaded upon. After all, if women have rights, how will men like Bill O’Reilley and Rush Limbaugh ever get another playmate?
I figured this was going to be super hard to explain to “some people”, but then I realized that Wonder Woman had said it all before, when she eloquently explained the underlying premise of feminism as exemplified by this administration,”If it means interfering in an ensconced, outdated system, to help just one woman, man or child…I’m willing to accept the consequences.”
The School Library Journal explains Wonder Woman’s status as a feminist icon, “In the early 1970s, she (Wonder Woman) was adopted as a role model by the feminist movement and appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of Ms. magazine. Yet few know that Wonder Woman was created as a distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to ‘a world torn by the hatred of men.'”
And for those still confused about the way certain people fight their battles in DC,
“…Wonder Woman’s approach to crime fighting was different than male counterparts as well. Where they used force to defeat the villain, she tried to reason with them and often convinced them to reform. Only when this failed did she use force, or her magic lasso, which, like Marston’s own lie detector, forced anyone bound by it to tell the truth.”
Feminism is, of course, about an egalitarian, just society for all people and so it is fitting that those who are battling with the very stereotypes and oppression of a class of people based upon the color of their skin would understand how to be an agent of change for women’s rights.
Let us not forget that Wonder Woman was also part of the superhero teams Justice Society and later in the ’60’s Justice League. Is Wonder Woman going to be attacked as a socialist government takeover vessel now? Careful Tea Party, don’t force her to use her magic lasso.
This is what happens when you elect a President who values women and appoints a woman like HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be in charge of Health and Human Services. Imagine that. An administration that views women as valuable and worthy of equal treatment.
Talk about interfering in an ensconced, outdated system. Where’s my freedom to go broke not getting preventative care? Huh? I want my country back!