25 November 2012
OTC Birth Control
Now the Great Council of Self-Important and Wise Physicians has recommended that birth control be available over the counter to... well, anyone who wants it. Good news, I think! No, not because I believe birth control is a really kewl thing but rather, if you do? Pay for it your own stinkin' self. Most insurance plans won't cover OTC stuff. This would end a lot of the bickering about religious institutions being forced to act against their convictions under Obamacare. All millions of Americans would ask, though, is that you make this available only to people ages 18 and up. Like cigarettes. No one wants a six-year-old using this stuff. Same with antibiotics: if we're over 18, it should be available without a prescription. How often have we had to go to the doctor with a raging ear infection or case of strep throat, wait for hours, paid the $25 copay, bla bla bla, and meanwhile? Infect everyone with our nasty bugs. I'm thinking all but the super-antibiotics should be grab and go. And pink eye medicine. I do NOT want to go to the doctor with six kids who all contracted pink eye. $25 copay each? And we're all touching the chairs in your medical office? Thanks, no.