HHS Secretary: Decrease In Number Of Americans Will Cover Mandate Cost – The Rat’s Right
In a classic example of “She said what?” this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explained that the population-controlling effects of the Obama Regime’s contraception mandate will compensate for its costs to taxpayers. Said the HHS Secretary:
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.”
Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the mandate, which requires all healthcare plans to cover sterilizations and contraceptives – including those that cause abortions.
It appears that Barack Obama views birth control and abortion as effective strategies for reducing the cost of healthcare in the United States. Margaret Sanger would be proud.
If you’re unfamiliar with the real Margaret Sanger – founder of Planned Parenthood – check out How Much Do You Really Know About Planned Parenthood? Chilling stuff. (Not to mention, eerily similar to the Obama Regime’s line of population-control reasoning.)
Numerous lawsuits challenging the contraception mandate, which goes against the beliefs of Christians, assert that the rule violates the First Amendment’s guarantee to the free exercise of religion. Many of the nation’s Catholic bishops have published letters saying: “We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law.”
Sebelius, however, insisted that the mandate “upholds religious liberty.” (Liberal “logic.”)
“The rule which we intend to promulgate in the near future around implementation will require insurance companies, not a religious employer, but the insurance company to provide coverage for contraceptives,” Sebelius tried to convince the subcommittee.
Earth to Sebelius: The ridiculous fly in this disingenuous ointment – which the Regime completely ignores – is that “the insurance company” wouldn’t be in a position to provide contraception and sterilization were it not for the premiums it collects from the Catholic organizations. (Yeah, I know, Kathleen; your boss is once again counting on the stupidity of a majority of those who vote Democrat not to understand this.)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) – not stupid – correctly pointed out to the HHS Secretary that contraception provided by insurance companies to employees of religious organizations under the revised mandate would not be free.
“Who pays for it?” Murphy asked. ”There’s no such thing as a free service.”
Sebelius responded that this is not the case with “insurance.” (Speaking to “the stupid.”)
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of contraception,” she answered.
Murphy expressed surprise by the answer.
“So you are saying – by not having babies born – we are going to save money on health care?” he asked.
Sebelius replied, “Providing contraception is a critical preventive health benefit for women and for their children.”
Murphy again sought clarification.
“Not having babies born is a ‘critical benefit.’ This is absolutely amazing to me.” he said in disbelief.
Sebelius added, “Family planning is a critical health benefit in this country, according to the Institute of Medicine.”
Ask yourself, liberals: Who is the leading provider of birth control and abortions in the US? Where are the majority of its facilities located? If you need a hint or two, read this report.
Margaret Sanger would indeed be proud of the Obama Regime.
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