Obamacare has side effects

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Wouldn’t it be comforting if we lived in a country in which a president really cared about his people? Wouldn’t it be ideal if he mandated that all large companies provide free dental insurance? Or free eye care insurance?

But insurance coverage for free contraception? What is that?

Have you read the side effects for contraception? To name a few: perforations of the uterus, cervix and intestines; permanent infertility; unplanned pregnancies; life-threatening blood clots; strokes; heart attacks; high blood pressure; heart disease; breast cancer; gall bladder disease; and liver tumors.

More common side effects are severe headaches; weight gain; nausea; vomiting; bloating; cramping; vaginal infections; fluid retention; spotty darkening of skin on face; rash; depression; nervousness; acne; loss of scalp hair; loss of vision; insomnia; weakness; mood changes; decrease in libido; kidney problems; bloody diarrhea; and colitis.

The president might as well mandate insurance for cigarettes.

In a few months, President Obama plans on activating a contraception mandate as part of his Obamacare. Thanks to Obama, with the increase in ease of obtaining these drugs, more of our female population will be walking around with these uncomfortable, frustrating and even life-threatening side effects – not to mention the side effects on society: increase in spousal abuse, rape, incest and abortions.

Obamacare? We have good reason to believe he does not care.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 02/08/13 - 07:40 am
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What an off-the-wall letter.

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What an off-the-wall letter. If you don't want to use contraception, then don't. They're just trying to make sure it's available to those who want it. And what's worse- having an imperfect healthcare system (since we can't get 100% universal healthcare passed) - or the Republican plan of NO healthcare?

Techfan
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Techfan 02/08/13 - 10:46 am
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increase in spousal abuse, rape, incest and abortions?

Serious Reactions
anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid rxn
angioedema
bronchospasm
bleeding
GI perforation/ulcer
DIC
pancytopenia
thrombocytopenia
agranulocytosis
aplastic anemia
hypoprothrombinemia
nephrotoxicity
hepatotoxicity (high-dose ASA use)
salicylism
Reye syndrome

Common Reactions
dyspepsia
nausea
vomiting
abdominal pain
rash
tinnitus
dizziness
hyperuricemia
bleeding
ecchymosis
constipation
diarrhea

Contraindicated
influenza nasal vaccine, live
measles/mumps/rubella/varicella vaccine, live
NSAIDs
varicella vaccine, live

Avoid/Use Alternative
acetaminophen/ caffeine/ CNS depressant combos
allopurinol
anagrelide
butalbital/ acetaminophen
carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, systemic
cilostazol
clopidogrel
danshen
diclofenac topical
dipyridamole
drotrecogin alfa
ethanol
febuxostat
fondaparinux
heparins
hydrocodone/ ibuprofen
ibritumomab tiuxetan
ibuprofen/ famotidine
naproxen/ esomeprazole
omacetaxine mepesuccinate
oxycodone/ ibuprofen
pegloticase
pentosan polysulfate sodium
platelet GP IIb-IIIa inhibitors
prasugrel
probenecid
sumatriptan/ naproxen sodium
thrombolytics
ticlopidine
tositumomab
warfarin

Monitor/Modify Tx
ACE inhibitor/ thiazide combos
ACE inhibitors
acetaminophen/ aspirin
acetaminophen/ aspirin/ caffeine
aliskiren/ amlodipine/ hydrochlorothiazide
aliskiren/ hydrochlorothiazide
aliskiren/ valsartan
amlodipine/ ARB combos
amlodipine/ ARB/ thiazide combos
amlodipine/ benazepril
ARB/ thiazide combos
ARBs
aspirin/ caffeine
aspirin/ chlorpheniramine/ dextromethorphan/ phenylephrine
aspirin/ chlorpheniramine/ phenylephrine
aspirin/ diphenhydramine
aspirin/ dipyridamole
aspirin/ doxylamine/ dextromethorphan/ phenylephrine
aspirin/ phenylephrine
carisoprodol/ aspirin
celecoxib
chamomile, German
CNS depressant/ aspirin/ caffeine combos
diuretics, loop
diuretics, potassium-sparing
diuretics, potassium-sparing/ thiazide combos
diuretics, thiazide
methotrexate
NSAID/ chlorpheniramine/ pseudoephedrine combos
NSAID/ diphenhydramine combos
NSAID/ phenylephrine combos
NSAID/ pseudoephedrine combos
opiate/ aspirin combos
pamidronate
phenytoin
red clover
ticagrelor
trandolapril/ verapamil
valproic acid
zoledronic acid

Caution Advised
acetaminophen
acetaminophen/ caffeine
acetaminophen/ chlorpheniramine
acetaminophen/ chlorpheniramine/ dextromethorphan
acetaminophen/ chlorpheniramine/ dextromethorphan/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ chlorpheniramine/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan
acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ pseudoephedrine
acetaminophen/ diphenhydramine
acetaminophen/ diphenhydramine/ dextromethorphan
acetaminophen/ diphenhydramine/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ doxylamine/ dextromethorphan
acetaminophen/ doxylamine/ dextromethorphan/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ doxylamine/ dextromethorphan/ pseudoephedrine
acetaminophen/ doxylamine/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ magnesium salicylate/ pamabrom
acetaminophen/ pamabrom
acetaminophen/ pheniramine/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ phenylephrine
acetaminophen/ pseudoephedrine
antacids
bisphosphonates, oral
calcium carbonate/ magnesium hydroxide
capsicum
chondroitin
collagenase clostridium histolyticum
corticosteroids, systemic
darunavir
dasatinib
deferasirox
desirudin
desvenlafaxine
donepezil
dong quai
duloxetine
erlotinib
evening primrose oil
famotidine/ calcium carbonate/ magnesium hydroxide
fenugreek
feverfew
flaxseed
galantamine
garlic
ginger
ginkgo
ginseng, Asian
ginseng, Siberian
glucosamine
green tea
horse chestnut seed
iloprost inhaled
magnesium hydroxide/ mineral oil
mesalamine
methyl salicylate topical
milnacipran
neostigmine
NSAIDs, ophthalmic
olanzapine/ fluoxetine
omega-3-acid
opiate/ acetaminophen combos
porfimer
potassium citrate
propoxyphene/ acetaminophen
pyridostigmine
rivaroxaban
rivastigmine
salicylates, non-acetylated
salicylic acid topical
sibutramine
sodium bicarbonate
sodium citrate
SSRIs, all
tacrine
thrombin inhibitors
tipranavir
tramadol/ acetaminophen
trazodone
treprostinil
trolamine salicylate topical
urinary acidifiers
venlafaxine
verapamil
willow bark

Safety/Monitoring .
Pregnancy: D
Lactation: Possibly Unsafe

This dangerous drug can be purchased over the counter at drug stores, convenience stores, and discount stores. Even children can purchase it without adult supervision. It's aspirin. Obviously the LTE writer is opposed to contraception in any form. Thankfully the US is governed by secular elected officials.

Techfan
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Techfan 02/08/13 - 10:05 am
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If contraceptives increase

If contraceptives increase spousal abuse, rape, incest and abortions, one can only imagine what something like viagra could do.

chascushman
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chascushman 02/08/13 - 10:20 am
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This is a great story that

Unpublished

This is a great story that you will NOT see on most of the left-wing media. Be sure to watch the video and watch the look on the community organizer’s face. BTW Dr. Carson’s books are well worth reading.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/8/conservative-ben-carson-s...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/07/prayer-breakfast-speaker-prai...

faithson
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faithson 02/08/13 - 11:02 am
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Have you read the side effects for contraception?

I am thinking that maybe you Ms. Rosemary may have exaggerated the side effects for purposes of bolstering your argument. Should the side effects of the pill be as detrimental to women's health as you indicate, I am sure that information would have been shouted from the mountain tops, which it is not. Anyone who does not find contraception to be a women's health issue will never be part of the solution in the abortion debate.

Techfan
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Techfan 02/08/13 - 11:07 am
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Any time there's an adverse

Any time there's an adverse reaction that's reported, whether or not it has anything to do with the medication, it's added to the list. There could be one case from someone on multiple medications and it's added to the lot of them.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 02/08/13 - 11:53 am
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To techfan, stretch it out a

To techfan, stretch it out a little will you. You got thumbs down from me!

Techfan
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Techfan 02/08/13 - 11:54 am
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Yes, only the Moonies and

Yes, only the Moonies and Mormon end times nutjob Glenn Beck cover anything worthwhile. Try PBS, CBS, TNT, ABC, NYT, NBC. A quick Google search found those. What's the "most of the left wing media"?

Techfan
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Techfan 02/08/13 - 12:00 pm
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Just the list of side effects

Just the list of side effects and drug interactions from ASA as posted. It makes contraceptives sound safe. Evidently rape, incest, abortion, and spousal abuse haven't yet been reported.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/08/13 - 12:26 pm
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The writer makes a ridiculous

The writer makes a ridiculous argument and Techfan answers with a ludicrous response. Go figure.

How about this writer. There is a legitimate argument against mandated birth control coverage based on constitutional freedom of religion issues. Even the Obama administration knows it. But your argument concerning side effects applies to just about every medicine on the market. That would put your letter pretty much in the ridiculous pile. If you don't want insurance to pay for any medicine with side effects then nobody gets any medicine for anything. I am sure this issue will eventually be settled by the courts.

I really don't understand why we cover Viagra either by the way. It's a lot more expensive and totally unnecessary as far as "health" goes.

Darby
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Darby 02/08/13 - 01:04 pm
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I see techfan....

hasn't forgotten how to google...

Darby
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Darby 02/08/13 - 01:09 pm
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BTW....

Although I don't see the logic in techfan's response, I do agree with his implication that the original letter is specious and not worth the time it took to read it.

With the possible exception of the last line... "Obamacare? We have good reason to believe he does not care."

Jane18
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Jane18 02/08/13 - 02:01 pm
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Free Contraception?

Honestly, does anyone believe that the women that should use contraception(free or not), will take advantage of this new "entitlement"? I say NO!!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/08/13 - 02:07 pm
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Careful darby.....if you

Unpublished

Careful darby.....if you mention that (12:04 post) you could get your post removed.........or so it appears.

InquiringLynn-SkepticGriggsy
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InquiringLynn-SkepticGriggsy 02/08/13 - 02:22 pm
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Truth

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Techfan, she sure is ignorant! True believers just love to dwell in fear and conspiracies and ignorance!
Pres. Obama wanted to rely on the free market as much as possible, so, he relied on the high overhead of the insurance companies, but no, he should have relied on Medicare- that low overhead - for medical coverage [ Sometime we liberals are too close to big business!.
Let's opt for the public option as part of Obamacare, eventually folding Obamacare into Medicare. Then Medicare would have two great presidents as its sponsors-LBJ and BHO!
Reactionaries, yes, curse us and weep!

kmb413
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kmb413 02/08/13 - 03:21 pm
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It would be nice if

free contraception solved the problem of women who should use it taking it. Sadly, my tax money will go to those women either way, free contraception or to feed their children.

Darby
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Darby 02/08/13 - 04:11 pm
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Thanks for the heads up....

Angela. It wouldn't be the first time.

In the words of that great philosopher Doris Day...

Que Sera, Sera

allhans
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allhans 02/08/13 - 05:27 pm
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What I hear is women saying

What I hear is women saying they don't take the "pill", it makes them fat. Serious...
The eye and dental care would be great for ALL people and not a selected few..but the expense..on my!...

KSL
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KSL 02/08/13 - 06:26 pm
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I wish the pill had made me

I wish the pill had made me fatter. I was downright skinny and ate like a horse.

I once asked my doctor what I could do to gain weight. He told me I didn't need to, and then added that I had beautiful legs. No worries at that comment. He was gay.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/08/13 - 07:58 pm
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kmb413

I'm with you on pay now or pay later. Given the two choices (which is all we have these days), I would rather fund BC @ a few thousand during one's productive years than hundreds of thousands on children that have a fair chance of becoming a social problem.

chascushman
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chascushman 02/08/13 - 08:22 pm
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"The problems we face today

Unpublished

"The problems we face today exist because
the people who work for a living are outnumbered
by those who vote for a living."

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/08/13 - 09:41 pm
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"... I really don't understand

... why we cover Viagra..."

Simple explanation: the various erectile disfunction medications restore a natural function to the body. Contraception works to PREVENT the natural function of the body. To be logical in opposition to ED medications, one must also be against cholesterol meds, ACE inhibitors, MAO's, and a whole line of quality of life drugs.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/08/13 - 09:43 pm
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Doris Day!

My first (and only) blonde crush!

KSL
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KSL 02/08/13 - 10:23 pm
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itsanother

Just make it mandatory if they can't pay, both the recipients and the donors.

fedex227
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fedex227 02/08/13 - 10:41 pm
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I agree with many here ...

You have to admit it is a stupid letter. The affordable care act intends that insurance companies will provide contraception coverage (whether you agree with it or not)- not force a pill down a woman's throat. How silly listing all the side effects.

chascushman
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chascushman 02/09/13 - 04:31 pm
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Fedex’ you are badly informed

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Fedex’ you are badly informed calling Obamacare “The affordable care act”. The commie in the WH lied through his teeth while smiling.

Darby
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Darby 02/09/13 - 06:26 pm
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Now that I have solved the riddle to the meaning of life.....

....and the concept of alternate universes, I'll have to admit that I'm stumped trying to understand why anyone could ever give a thumbs down to dstewartsr for his admiration of Doris Day.

Such a beautiful, clean-cut, wonderful example of a woman. If only kids today were lucky enough to have even one role model like her.

fedex227
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fedex227 02/09/13 - 08:19 pm
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Darby
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Darby 02/10/13 - 09:57 pm
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And now I see that someone objects to good female...

role models. Guess they would prefer their own to model themselves after the Kardashian girls or Lindsy Lohan. OK by me... To each his own.

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