Taking birth control for granted, and questioning its impact on women, is probably infuriating to ladies who fought so hard to have some free agency over the size and age of their family. But it’s also evidence of how far we’ve come. I don’t think the mainstream feminist movement would ever count me as a member – although I have leaned more towards the mainstream feminist point of view on some issues as I get older. But I do acknowledge that I wouldn’t even have a pedestal to make a 21st century critique of the women’s movement, had the 20th century women’s movement never happened.
By the way, let’s leave sexual orientation out of it for a moment. I don’t think the Thanksgiving Day Parade is the time to explain what the word “kinky” means. Honestly, our popular culture is more and more full of trash at the expense of actual talent and entertainment. That’s the broader point I see here.
Part 2: Wait a Minute, Mr. Boss Man
During the first installment of “The Ugly Truth About Obamacare”, we talked about how individuals must buy health insurance or face a fine. Not only is this unconstitutional on its face (yes it is, John Roberts) but the cost of health insurance, to borrow a phrase, will necessarily skyrocket once all the new regulations catch up with it.
However, many Americans may not be worried about the individual mandate, because after all, the majority of us do receive health insurance from our employer or a spouse’s employer. If that’s the case then, read on - you need to know how Obamacare puts employers through the ringer when it comes to offering coverage for their employees.
So let’s say you are Joe CEO. You own a house cleaning business with less than 50 full time equivalent (FTE) employees (a definition that makes the employer requirement much more wide ranging than if you simply counted heads). You are not required to offer health care coverage, but you can use the SHOP program to buy coverage – if you can get 70% of your employees to enroll.