In her testimony, the hapless Ms. Fluke laughably suggested that:
“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school”But, in 2007, The New York Times reported that:
“Wal-Mart… said it would also sell a month’s supply of two popular birth control medications and a fertility drug for $9 each”This week, The Weekly Standard reported that:
“According to an employee at the pharmacy in Washington, D.C.'s Target store, the pharmacy sells birth control pills--the generic versions of Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen--for $9 per month”In the United States, law school:
“typically lasts three years”So, $9 per month x 36 months = $324 -- almost a full order of magnitude less than Ms. Fluke seemingly alleges.
Of course, I suppose a student as erudite as Ms. Fluke might take 30 years, rather than 3 years, to finish law school. In that case, her birth control bill might climb above $3,000. Or, if she sought out the very most expensive options for birth control, maybe she could find somebody eager to charge her 10 times the going rate.
But, no matter what the cost, the assertion that birth control should be provided by health insurance for “free” is absurd on its face. First, pregnancy is not a disease. So, why should health insurance cover it at all? Second, this “free” nonsense is just the latest salvo in the deluge of non-stop entitlements -- entitlements which are already certain to utterly collapse every pillar of Western Civilization.
But, in the “mind” of a Dim, there can never be too many entitlements (or too little Western Civilization).
Free French Fries?
Nope -- Free Cough Drops!