Comments on: Law students outraged at DeGioia’s firm stance on health insurance plan http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Martha http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-543021 Sat, 19 May 2012 01:17:50 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-543021 Georgetown calls itself Catholic, but don’t be fooled, they are not completely Catholic. How can you have Ms. Sebelius the HHS Secretary, speak at a Commencement Ceremony? This woman vetoed a bill that would stop partial birth abortions. I don’t think it’s nice to kill babies. And partial birth abortions are for killing babies in their last trimester. How good can an 8 month old baby look murdered? Among all rights the right to life is the most important. I think Georgetown made a huge mistake by inviting Ms. Sebelius to speak at their institution. So please Georgetown if you don’t like everything the Catholic Church teaches, why don’t you become a secular university where you can preach some of your anti-Catholic views with no problem?

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By: Awe Par http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-541218 Wed, 02 May 2012 16:11:10 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-541218 Great post! I agree that there is too much emphasis on things that are more luxury type expenses like contraceptives. Other people are worried about trying to compare insurance quotes so they can cover themselves for major surgery or some debilitating illness. Really it should come down to the insurance companies and what they want to cover. Then the market can decide and it will balance out that way.

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By: Phil http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-541064 Tue, 01 May 2012 19:08:02 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-541064 …but is it legal? http://conflictrevolutionblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/guest-post-obamacare-on-trial.html

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By: @@@GC38 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-541051 Tue, 01 May 2012 17:45:46 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-541051 Yeah, Men are the worst! Lets grab out torches and pitchforks. Silly boys.

The language of rights here is troubling. I would agree that people have a right to use contraception. That is, for others to not stop them from using contraception. But it is jumping the gun to think that a right is something we are responsible to provide. i.e. I have the right to free speech, don’t try and stop me. But that doesn’t mean I public speaking lessons are a right, are that having an oral tumor removed is a right.

Agree, waste of energy. Go make something for Christ’s sake.

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By: gc83 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-541047 Tue, 01 May 2012 17:30:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-541047 I would like to think contraception coverage is a “basic service” too… But hey, keep telling me to keep it in perspective (and make sure we read what people write before attacking them!)

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By: SFS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-541030 Tue, 01 May 2012 15:01:12 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-541030 Contraception access is certainly a third world issue.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2008/07/14/f-birth-control.html
http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB5024/index1.html

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By: @@GC83 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-540968 Tue, 01 May 2012 02:55:30 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-540968 calm down. he said the rest of the -first- world.

also, let’s take bets – who else is guessing ‘hoya2011′ and ‘@GC83′ are men?

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By: @GC83 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-540962 Tue, 01 May 2012 02:27:27 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-540962 Actually, most of the rest of the world isn’t having this debate, because they are fighting for clean water, anti-malarials and other basic services.

Let’s keep this in perspective.

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By: gc83 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-540953 Tue, 01 May 2012 01:16:46 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-540953 Honestly most of the rest of the first world isn’t having this debate because they ensure coverage… So it’s really a what the hell is wrong with the United States issue…

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By: @hoya2011 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/04/30/law-students-outraged-at-degioias-firm-stance-on-health-insurance-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-540941 Tue, 01 May 2012 00:15:10 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=37706#comment-540941 Epitome of apathy. This is a real issue. Just because it doesn’t affect you, doesn’t mean that it isn’t important.

No one chooses a university because of it’s healthcare plan. If that were a real determining factor then Georgetown would immediately adopt a plan that recognizes the wants and needs of its student. A plan that more ressembles those offered by our peer institutions.

Buying an individual healthcare plan in this country is prohibitively expensive. That’s why Georgetown offers a plan to its students.

Important to note that Georgetown University does not spend a dollar on the healthcare plans. It provides no subsidies to students. Students bear the full cost. If the students want a plan that meets their needs shouldn’t the University allow them to buy one?

Also, just to note. Family planning is probably a bigger problem in the 3rd world than the first: India, china…. Certainly not just a first world problem.

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