… and Sen. Stabenow replied, “I think your mom probably did.”
Whereupon the amendment Kyl had proposed — to kill language in the Senate Finance Committee bill to define which benefits should be mandatory for employers to cover — was itself killed.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) argued that insurers must be required to cover basic maternity care. (In several states there are no such requirements.)
“I don’t need maternity care,” Kyl said. “So requiring that on my insurance policy is something that I don’t need and will make the policy more expensive.”
Stabenow interrupted: “I think your mom probably did.”
The amendment was defeated, nine to 14.
You can see the exchange on video at Talking Points Memo.