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  •  I've most frequently heard the religous objection (1+ / 0-)
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    Penny GC

    Along the lines of, "An employer should have every right to decide what is and is not covered by the insurance they pay for".

    Forgetting the fact that it isn't their insurance, the issue would seem to be one of control, not cost.  As far as the copay goes, I recently picked up the refill of my wife's pills and it cost me $12 and the insurance company paid $2 and change.  

    My wife is currently taking these pills because she had weight loss surgery and having a child in the first year following, while manageable, carries extra risks and should be avoided.  I while back, I had a discussion with a coworker who holds the stereotypical RW view of contraceptives and of course, he said that my wife's case should be an exception.

    "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

    by blackhand on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:34:48 AM PDT

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    •  Speaking of costs (1+ / 0-)
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      I would also add that one of the prescriptions that was written for both of us following weight loss surgery was for an anti nausea drug a drug called Zofran.  Our cost was $12.  I don't know how much the insurance paid, but the street price for 28 pills is almost $1,000, but you don't hear them bitching about those costs.

      "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

      by blackhand on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:37:07 AM PDT

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