Regarding Wednesday’s column by Michael Hiltzik, “Why men should pay for maternity coverage”: The first reason stipulated was, “It takes two to tango.”
Well, I’m 82, and I couldn’t tango if I wanted to.
Why should I pay for somebody else’s tango?
What happened to taking responsibility for your own actions? Should I have to pay the consequences, and shouldn’t you think more about the act before doing it?
The writer also says society has a vested interest in healthy mothers.
That’s b.s. The healthy woman is individually responsible for keeping herself healthy.
He then says, “Universal coverage is the only way … ” Again, this 82-year-old man doesn’t live in communist China.
The article was in full support of socialized medicine and was completely absent of individual responsibility.
— J. S. Smith, Arlington