Over on the blog of Mark Binker at the Greensboro N&R, he has a clip of Sen. Kay Hagan speaking on the Senate floor decrying the difference in cost of health insurance between men and women. She tells a story of how a 22 year old female staffer in her office would have to pay 3x as much for her health insurance as a 22 year old man.
Well, duh! (Sorry, I’m being “snarky” again). Last I checked, men can’t have babies. And as anyone who has had one recently will know, the cost of having a baby is pretty darn expensive.
Therefore, the cost for insurance companies to cover women is higher than men, thus… a higher policy premium. Is this really that hard for a US Senator to understand? And these are the people that are crafting health care reform?
Hagan is trying very hard to make a point, too bad common sense gets in the way of her attempt at some good old fashioned gender-inequity baiting.