1/21/2012

Obama Admin Mandates Free Birth Control For All

Posted by Brian
The Obama administration continues to redefine "rights", as they march us closer and closer to the socialist abyss.  Their latest foray into dumbing down the term is to mandate that all health plans must provide free birth control for all, presumably under the assumption that birth control is a God-given right - no ovum left behind.
Most would agree that birth control pills are something that should be available for those that want them. But there are those institutions and organizations which are founded on certain religious principles to which this mandate contradicts those principles.  It is a slippery slope that the American people go down if we allow a central government to tell religious organizations that they must violate those tenets of their faith that the government deems are for the "collective" good.
This may seem a small nit-picky thing to cover for some, but the reality is that "universal" healthcare opens up the Pandora's box to allow the government access to every aspect of your life - what you eat (too much salt, fat?) , how much you eat (portion controls?), how much you weigh, what kind of lifestyle you live (do you smoke, engage in risky behavior?), etc.  Government healthcare is insidious in that it will determine the level of liberty you, and everyone around you, have by setting up committees that will determine what is acceptable risk, the amount of care you can receive based on all of these things, including age, and whether it is worth it to allow certain procedures or medications that you can receive. You wonder how much your life is worth? Don't worry, someone in the recesses of Washington will make that determination for you.


Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays 
By Julian Pecquet - 01/20/12 12:51 PM ET 


Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday.  


The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last summer, despite the deluge of complaints from religious groups and congressional Republicans that has poured in since then. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are exempt from the requirement, but religious-affiliated hospitals and universities only get a one-year delay and must comply by Aug. 1, 2013.
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