A Republican senator gave his colleagues a lesson in the birds and the bees on Wednesday as he pressed them to keep maternity benefits in all health care plans.
Some GOP lawmakers have insisted that men shouldnt have to foot the bill for such services since men dont get pregnant.But Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who is a gastroenterologist, has a different take.
Yes, you want cheaper plans, absolutely, Cassidy said, per the Washington Post. Unless you have a common risk pool, you end up with policies that dont cover maternity. As best I can tell, women dont get pregnant without sperm.
The Hill reported that Cassidy also said:
You know, Im a doctor, and I know that might be med school. So, do you want a coverage that doesnt include maternity that obviously would be principally appealing to young men, when it doesnt include maternity?
Cassidy, who said he wasundecidedon the Obamacare repeal currently before the Senate, drew praise for what some consider his moderate views on health care, including his vow to make sure any legislation passes the Jimmy Kimmel test. That refers to Kimmels viral plea for government-assured care for babies with preexisting conditions which the late night talk show host made after hisnewborn suffered a heart scare.
However, Cassidy has also come under fire for his far more conservative views on womens health, including his votes to defund Planned Parenthood and his support for restrictions on abortion rights.
(h/t Raw Story)
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