Congressman Scott Perry (R-Pa): I’m Done Having Children. So Why Should I Pay for Maternity Care? -Ragingchickenpress
Stephanie Gray: I think one of the points why it may feel like a war one women or it could disproprtionately impact women if states, I don’t think Pennsylvania will do this, but if the state does take the waiver for the essential health benefits, one of the first things to go for individual insurance will be maternity care. Prior to the affordable care act, unless you have employer based insurance, you cannot buy maternity care.
Congressman Scott Perry: I don’t want maternity care. I have two children, and we’re not having anymore. I don’t want to pay for maternity care.
Alissa Packer: But that’s a societal…who is going to take care of you when you’re old?
Perry: But that has nothing to do with maternity care. We’re talking about the cost of bearing children.
Packer: The women who are having the children need to have them in a safe manner.
Perry: No, I agree completely, but I’m not having anymore. You’re asking me to pay for things that I’m never going to use.