My colleague Amanda Marcotte and I sat down for Salon Talks with Carrie Lukas, president of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), to debate how the unresolved debate over health care insurance policies in the Republican-dominated Congress impression women’s health issues.
IWF is a conservative and libertarian group that creates messages about how women and households could be empowered by the free market moderately than huge authorities. With headlines like, “In the Poconos, Another Small Business Falls Victim to Unnecessary Licensing” and “Who Cares for the Caregivers?” and “Trump Education Department’s Likely Changes in Campus Sexual-Assault Policy Causes Angst Among Activists,” IWF writes about health care, women at work, schooling, women in politics and extra.
When it involves women’s health, is there an imbalance in health care prices?
Carrie Lukas: If you’re an infertile lady, let’s say — or a lady who doesn’t need to have youngsters — I can think about saying, “You know what, my insurance has gone up the same as a woman who’s had five kids.” I don’t know why everyone ought to should be subsidizing maternity bills.
Should we’ve to subsidize different individuals’s health care bills in the first place?
Amanda Marcotte: I’m completely happy to pay that cash [for another woman’s maternity costs] in order that once I get most cancers, her greater premiums cowl me.
Should we subsidize every others’ prices with regards to beliefs? For instance, why ought to an individual who doesn’t drink for spiritual causes pay for substance abuse packages?
Marcotte: If I get hit by a automotive pushed by a drunk driver, they usually didn’t get alcohol abuse remedy, then sure, that does affect me. … It’s a group concern — all of us rely upon one another’s health care.