Obama Administration Announces Mandatory Coverage For Abortion Pills
The idea that Obamacare represented a government take over of health care is a “myth” according to Democrats like Senator Kent Conrad. But I think most of us would consider the Obama administration dictating to insurance companies and the public at large what they will and will not pay to cover is pretty much the definition of the government taking over.
And I think a lot of Americans are going to be pretty irate that their insurance dollars are going to cover something they personally find morally repugnant. Of course, not all Americans have a moral objection to these pills, but if we’re to call ourselves a free country why should citizens be forced to buy insurance policies to cover things they don’t want covered?
The first ideological tentacles of ObamaCare began snaking their way into the pocketbooks of private insurers and the consciences of religious Americans when, on Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidelines requiring insurers to provide free birth control — including “morning-after” abortion pills — in the name of “women’s health.”
“These historic guidelines are based on science and existing literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Insurers will have to provide the services without deductibles, co-pays or any other charges.
In other words, the federal government — choosing sides in the culture war — now considers “unplanned” pregnancy to be a preventable disease.
And considers said prevention something Americans must pay for, whether they want to or not.
We don’t have government health care in that doctors and nurses aren’t federal employees. But we absolutely have government health care in that our health care coverage, and what health care we can and cannot get covered, is up to the government now.
Granted, the previous system we were in wasn’t long on choice, but Obamacare took us from bad to worse.Tags: Abortion, obamacare