For example, say for whatever reason I had an objection to sending flowers at a funeral (I don't know anyone who has a moral objection to flowers, but say someone did), I could send money instead. Why would this be a problem? It wouldn't be. It probably would be appreciated a lot more. Why can an employer just pay their employees, and then let the employees buy what they see fit? There would be no employers needing to pay for things that they disagree with, and everyone would be able to participate, not just those that are full time employed with a large business.
Maybe I am overlooking an obvious reason, but I am not seeing why it has to be this way. To me, it is a very broken system.
You do feel entitled. You just made it sound like not having maternity coverage paid for by your employer was something that should never happen. Ridiculous. You may work for it and earn it, but that doesn't mean you don't feel entitled.
It also takes into account that people aren't going to use it for insurance. This country is in a healthcare crisis and not having people paying into a health insurance pool because they aren't sick is not going to help those that have pre existing conditions.
There is a lot of little bits into why that really wouldn't work although it would be great if it did.
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However, right now it is law. They have to provide it. Therefore, I don't think they should get to pick and choose what they feel is right as the owner.