Woman’s perfect response to congressman’s ignorant health care question lights up Reddit


U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, asked the worst hypothetical question about women’s health care at a town hall in Iowa last week, but he got the best response for the ignorant statement — and it’s going viral.

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Blum asked at a Dubuque, Iowa, town hall, “Why should a 62-year-old man have to pay for maternity care?” If you didn’t know, Blum just turned 62 last month and identifies as a man. 

Barbara Rank, one of his constituents in the audience, had some thoughts stemming from this question and let her local newspaper know. In the Telegraph Herald on Friday she wrote, “I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I don’t cross, a sidewalk I don’t walk on, a library book I don’t read?” Read more…

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