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Harkin: Allowing private employers to limit personal health care decisions for employees would set a dangerous precedent



This news story was published on March 27, 2014.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement Tuesday as oral arguments began at the Supreme Court in the cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. On the basis of the religious views of their owners, both corporations oppose giving women the freedom to access the contraceptive benefits provided under the Affordable Care Act.

Senator Tom Harkin

Senator Tom Harkin

“Providing consumers with access to preventive care services, with no cost-sharing, empowers them to make their own health care decisions. This is equally true for providing women with access to birth control, because a woman’s personal decision about contraception should be hers and hers alone,” Harkin said. “Allowing private, for-profit employers to decide whether contraception will be made available under their insurance plan could set a truly dangerous precedent that would permit employers to interfere with or block any number of health procedures or treatments for their employees. All Americans, men and women alike, should have the freedom to make their own health care decisions—not corporate CEOs.”

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7 Responses to Harkin: Allowing private employers to limit personal health care decisions for employees would set a dangerous precedent

  1. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I wonder who Harkin thinks knows more about your personal needs…you or the federal government?

  2. Ananymous Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Darn. Just when I thought I got a whole lot younger and better looking Matt took his picture down.

  3. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    What a hypocrite.

  4. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Harkin quote,

    “All Americans, men and women alike, should have the freedom to make their own health care decisions—not corporate CEOs.”

    and also not the Federal Government, but they are!

    Huh?

  5. DJW Malaysia Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Its alright for the government to dictate whatever they want in plain violation of the constitution to achieve whatever goal they want. Basically he is against freedom of religion when it gets in the way of a liberal agenda. Tom Harkin spends what 48-96 hours in Iowa a year. His radio interviews on KGLO sound like they prop him up in a chair and give him notes on what to say to his constituents.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Hey Matt-How come this guy has your picture on his post????

      • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

        March 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        I updated the avatar plugin and it went haywire. It wants to add my pic next to every random comment. Seems to work when I remove my own custom pic. I’m working on it.