Well, this turned into a rant

I get why the government is involved in regulating drugs, but man it’s annoying that all these health care decisions have to be debated by the public. And it’s only going to get worse.

The bickering over the details about how such a plan might work and whose concern for women is more sincere obscures a pretty amazing fact: Everyone seems to agree that selling birth control over the counter is a good idea. That’s remarkable consensus within the minefield that is women’s health.

It is EXTREMELY irritating that women’s health is a political minefield while men’s health is not. The government should just not have very much say over my healthcare. Ensure full disclosure of drug effects and side-effects, and that doctors are competent. That’s plenty for the government to do. This would be too easy, though, and heaven forfend the congressmen, senators, and bureaucrats of our country not get to put their two cents in.


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