This Woman Just Schooled A Sexist Member Of The US House Of Representatives On Maternity Insurance

The 62-year-old politician asked why he should pay for maternity insurance and this woman perfectly explains the reason.

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Unless you've been in a log cabin with no wifi, on a wellness retreat, or on a wellness retreat in a log cabin with no wifi for the last month, you'll be well aware that Obamacare was repealed and replaced by Trumpcare, earlier this month.

If you don't know what Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) is, in short, it was the groundbreaking legislation that successfully managed to help 20-24 million additional people receive medical insurance by making it illegal for insurance companies to turn applicants away or alter price points in account of their gender or pre-existing conditions.

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Unsurprisingly, Obamacare wasn't without problems. Attempting to get closer to universal healthcare in a large, modern country which is also historically opposed to the idea is certainly a challenge.

However, instead of building on the ACA, Trump repealed it and passed Trumpcare, or the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

One of the most hotly-debated issues with Trump's AHCA is that it reinstates the right of insurance companies to deny or increase the cost of someone's healthcare due to 'pre-existing conditions', which can range from cancer to domestic violence.

Many have suggested the new act disproportionately targets women , however, because 'female' issues, like maternity care, rape, domestic abuse etc cost the victim more on their insurance.

On Monday, one of the member of the US House of Representatives, Rod Blum – who voted to repeal Obamacare – spoke before a booing crowd of constituents in Dubuque, Iowa, to explain his decision.

He told the crowd:

Get rid of some of these crazy regulations that Obamacare puts in... Such as a 62-year-old male having to have pregnancy insurance.

Evidently Blum did not think it fair that all people pay the same for their healthcare, but many of the people in the audience disagreed.

One of the audience members, Barbara Rank, didn't speaking during the town hall meeting, explaining to the Washington Post: 'I did not have a question to ask.'

However, that didn't mean she didn't have anything to say on the matter of medical insurance.

Later, she wrote a letter to her local paper, the Telegraph Herald, explaining why she thinks a 62-year-old man should pay for maternal insurance.

Congressman Rod Blum in a Dubuque town hall (Monday) night asked, 'Why should a 62-year-old man have to pay for maternity care?' I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I don't cross, a sidewalk I don't walk on, a library book I don't read? Why should I pay for a flower I won't smell, a park I don't visit, or art I can't appreciate? Why should I pay the salaries of politicians I didn't for, a tax cut that doesn't affect me, or a loophole I can't take advantage of? It's called democracy, a civil society, the greater good. That's what we pay for.

This, quite frankly, kick-ass letter got snapped up and put onto Reddit with 101,000 up-votes in support of Rank's sentiment and has since features on the website's front page.

Apparently the 63-year-old audience member, who wasn't even aware what Reddit was before this incident and doesn't have a Facebook account, thought her letter wasn't particularly groundbreaking.

'Come on, didn't we learn this in fifth-grade social studies?' she asked.

Preach, girl. Preach.

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