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  •  You are grasping here. (0+ / 0-)

    Under the federal law, like the Georgia law, they do not have to cover birth control if they don't want.  All they have to do is drop their insurance coverage.  

    Now if their problem is that they want to be able to drop health coverage without having to contribute one nickel to solve our national health care crisis -- then that's what they should be complaining about.

    This is a false issue, and the Georgia example proves it -- because neither the Georgia law or the Federal law one forces them to provide coverage.

    "Journalistic conventions make it hard for reporters to deal with a big, complicated lie." -- Michael Kinsley.

    by dcg2 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 01:14:29 PM PST

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    •  if you are arguing about the word mandate (0+ / 0-)

      feel free, but I didn't realize that was your intent.

      All I know is that at the federal level, you will be fined if you provide no coverage AND that coverage MUST provide prescription drugs coverage including contraception.  

      In Georgia,  you will be fined if you provide no coverage AND that coverage AND CAN CHOOSE to provide prescription drugs thus not providing contraception.

      That is a very specific difference that O'Donnell was correct to point out.

      "But once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he’s going to have responsibilities to govern. You can’t just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower." - President Obama, 12-07-2010

      by justmy2 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 01:30:50 PM PST

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