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.

4 comments:

  1. I am not pro- birth control, but I agree...this is better.

    And a pink eye tip...our chiropractor told us to use milk instead of chemicals in the eye to get rid of pink eye...and it works!

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  2. Darn good point you have there~!

    We often go to the Dr's with a sore throat or earache etc and KNOW what we need. But still have to see the Dr and pay the bill to get a prescription when we already knew what we needed. Pfffft.

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  3. I'm in favour of birth control, but I'm not sure it should be available OTC. Certainly not IUDs, they need to be properly fitted, and other methods such as the pill, should be discussed first with your doctor, because there are many different types and you need to find the one that is suitable for you. Although I do think they should be available without prescription after the first few months. Anyway, condoms are readily available OTC.
    As for antibiotics, these need to stay prescription only, too many people take too many, too often when they don't really need them, their bodies become inured to the effects and after a while they just don't do the job.

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  4. As with everything else birth control and abortion related.... I have no opinion.

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