The really important costs associated with women’s health care

It struck me the other day that, once the government starts claiming that it’s unfair that women pay more in this life than men do precisely because they are women, and then goes the extra step and makes a third party — the employer — pay those costs, the sky’s suddenly the limit on what one can demand:

Important women's health costs

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  • Libby

    You should add Midol/Ibuprophen of choice.

  • Robert Arvanitis

    Amusing, Book.
    But there’s an underlying economic fallacy – employers pay nothing. Capital has a cost and the shareholders will recover it, or not invest.
    The REAL cost falls on consumers, who buy over-priced or inferior products, or suffer scarcity.

    Note that this is the fraud behind multiple slices of taxes. Direct income tax. Indirect corporate tax (as above),. Sales tax,. Property taxes. Payroll taxes.
    All in fact fall on the individual. Government arranges so many slices so that the amerced do not notice as readily.

    • Bookworm

      I agree, Robert, but I kept to the KIS principle of keeping it simple. As it is, I’m so verbose, and so non-visual, even a poster such as this one challenges me.

  • Wolf Howling

    Good comment, Robert. Also, while women do have greater health care costs, claiming it is unfair raises two issues. In many cases, that cost is shared among family members of both sexes. Two, it ignores the fact that men have other costs that are also of economic impact. For example, there are costs of driving and life insurance, not to mention a statistically significant shorter life span. That all sounds damn unfair to me.

  • Ymarsakar

    Equality is a myth. It’s not real and the only way it will be real is if Utopia comes.