Letter to the editor: Fair is fair

April 9, 2017

To the editor:

Mr. Krauthammer, I read with interest your syndicated column that appeared in the April 1 edition of the Lawrence Journal-World. You stated that Obamacare — which is the Affordable Care Act, if you don’t know — is heavy-handed in mandating specific medical benefits in every insurance policy and ask why should everyone be forced to pay for it, because you don’t need lactation services.

For decades I have had to pay for insurance policies that cover prostate care, erectile dysfunction and, until a few years ago, hair implants. I don’t need any of those services either.

Shame on you for being of the same ilk as Sen. Pat Roberts. You all have mothers. You may have sisters. I know Roberts has a female wife, and you may have daughters. Since men bear so little responsibility in our society for procreation, the very least they can do is pay their share of health care costs.

Why don’t you write a column about all the limitations placed on a man’s right to procreate? Oh wait, there are none.

Over half the people in the United States are women, and shouldn’t the majority have the better benefits?

Originally published at: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2017/apr/09/letter-editor-insurance-equity/