Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One more concern about ObamaCare

If you want to know where Obamacare could lead, look no further than today's Globe and Mail:

Six months ago, Ana Ilha knew her biological clock was ticking. She just didn't know it was ticking so fast.

But when the Ontario Health Insurance Plan would not cover fertility treatments because of the source of her problems - at 37, her eggs were running out abnormally fast, a condition called a low ovarian reserve - she decided to take action.

She and her husband, University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran, filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on Monday. They argue OHIP's policy is discriminatory, since it covers in vitro fertilization only in limited circumstances.


OHIP paid for IVF in the past, but in a cost-cutting measure in 1994, Ontario withdrew funding except for women whose fallopian tubes are blocked. That applies to about 25 per cent of infertile patients, said Jeff Nisker, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and oncology at the University of Western Ontario.

Okay, I'll make it fair.

Fund no one.

There! No more discrimination.

"Canadians should not be denied having children for the sin of being socio-economically disadvantaged," Dr. Nisker said. "Almost all other developed countries have funded fertility treatments. It's embarrassing."

Nobody is "denying" them children. Their bodies are broken. That's not discrimination. They are not "owed" a child.

Folks, these are MADE UP RIGHTS. You do not NEED a child. You are not OWED a child.

And we so-cons are accused of trying to force women to have fourteen kids.