Should Your Boss Control Your Access To Medical Care?
In a radical response to President Obama’s desire to make birth control readily available to any woman who wants it, Republican Senator Roy Blunt has proposed letting any employer deny coverage for any health care treatment to which they claim a religious or moral objection. Not just a well-documented religious objection, such as birth control for Catholic women, but a MORAL objection. This means your boss could impose his morals on your access to health care.
Your employer could choose to deny coverage for contraception, HIV treatment, vaccination, substance-abuse/alcohol counseling, blood transfusions, prenatal care for unmarried woman, or even mental illness. Is this the answer to our problems? Let our bosses decide what medical treatment we should have access to?