Friday, August 5, 2011

On requirement of contraception in health care coverage...

From Tom Peters, aka American Papist, at Catholic Vote:

New Poll: Americans Oppose Requiring Contraception Coverage 46%-39%, And What We Can Do

Rasmussen Reports polled Americans this week and finds they are not in favor of the Obama administration’s decision to require private health insurance companies to cover contraception:

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 39% believe health insurance companies should be required to cover all government approved contraceptives for women, but 46% don’t think they should be. Another 15% are undecided.”

Rasmussen did not even mention in the polling that one of the “contraceptives” covered under these new rules is actually the abortifacient pill Ella — that would surely sway even more people to oppose the new rules. As it stands, 15% remain undecided (which means we need to figure out how to reach those 15%).

Also, the poll finds that “A majority of Americans (54%) believe health insurance costs would increase if all companies covered women’s contraceptives.” People are smart — what is “free” for one person ends up being paid for by another. Namely, you and me
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