4 Ways Health Care Reform Affects Relationships

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4 ways the health care reform bill could affect your relationship.

3. Abortion?

Why exactly did Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) interupt a floor speech by yelling "baby killer" during the height of the health care debate? Well, that's a good question, because the new bill does little to change previous laws regarding abortion.  Government money is still not available to women seeking abortions. That is unless the woman can prove that the baby is a result of rape or poses a serious health risk to the mother. Birth control legislation is important to every sexually active couple, and the need to be cautious hasn't changed.

4. Party Lines At Home

You're a Democrat and he's a Republican. If you thought the mud-slinging in Washington D.C. was bad, you should have seen what's been going down in your house lately, right? Politics Will Affect Your Relationship

This is far from uncommon: people have very strong and differing opinions when it comes to health care, and they almost exclusively fall along party lines. For many American couples, the biggest effect health care reform will have on their relationship is that it will cause at least one argument. And that's fine! We promise! The worst thing you can do is try to change his opinion. And don't forget, we are a country that prides itself on freedom of expression. So yell at the TV and stomp your feet, and if your spouse can't handle it, well, now the government will pay for your marriage counseling.

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