Originally Posted by K-Dog
The procedures I would see as being optional to pay or not would not be life saving procedures. It would be vanity or questionable procedures which many normal insurance companies currently refuse to pay for even if you are insured.
There is a difference between covering universal health care and paying for any medical procedure just because someone wants to have it done.
Does insurance pay for vanity procedures like botox and getting your eyes down? No!
So what procedures are you talking about that medicare pays for now?
If you are talking about ABORTION, then have the courage of your convictions. However, my response to you will be exactly the same as my first post on this thread: abortion can be a life-saving procedure.
The bottom line for me is this: once you take away a woman's ability to have an abortion (even though I wish they didn't happen), you have a situation where the quacks are performing them in backrooms with coat hangers.
Do you really want that?