Letter to the Editor: Paying for Pap smears
Lance Harvell, in the chamber of Maine’s House of Representatives, objected to his son having to pay insurance premium to pay for women’s Pap smears.
I am grateful to the untold number of women who, through their health insurance premiums, helped pay to treat my prostate cancer.
I accept coverage by insurance.
I accept being forced to pay car insurance in case an “uninsured driver” hits my car.
In holding women financially responsible for their cervical Pap smears, it is noteworthy that at least 90 percent of cervical Pap smear abnormalities are caused by men through sexual intercourse.
Roger E. Condit, MD