Hey, I've Got a "Moral Objection" to Health Insurance Covering Viagra

As long as we're allowing people's personal beliefs about sexuality to get in the way of sane health care reform, why can't everyone get in on the act?

I have a moral objection to paying for any kind of erectile dysfunction medicine in the new health reform bill and I think men who want to use it should just pay for it out of pocket. After all, I won't ever need such a pill. And anyway, it's no biggie. Just because most of them can get it under their insurance today doesn't mean they shouldn't have it stripped from their coverage in the future because of my moral objections. (I don't think there's even been a Supreme Court ruling making wood a constitutional right. I might be wrong about that.)

Many of the men who are prescribed this medication are on Medicare, so I think it should be stripped out of that coverage as well.

Digby is the proprietor of Hullabaloo.