At America magazine, I express my amazement that men opposed to Obamacare are complaining about having to buy health insurance that covers maternity care and "cancer wigs" for women:
Republicans are naturally asking questions about the program’s poorly functioning websites, and they’re entitled to criticize President Obama for his overly broad promise that no one who already has insurance would have to change plans. But it’s astounding that conservatives voice such outrage about men having to buy plans that cover maternity care. Do they have mothers? Do they think their wives, sisters, and nieces are freeloaders because Obamacare won’t let insurance plans charge them more for being able to bear children? Is it unfair that guys in their 20s can’t buy plans that exclude hip replacements, or that people of European heritage can’t buy cheaper plans that don’t cover treatment for sickle cell anemia?
Also, Jerry and Willie Brown differ on the wisdom of ballot initiatives. Read the whole post here.