Obama is at it again, trying to force religious entities like Catholic Church related organizations to provide free contraceptives and day-after pills (tantamount to abortion), free through his government-mandated insurance requirements.
Obama, under intense political pressure, says he has backed off that requirement. Instead of the organizations or their members paying for these things, he will simply require the insurance companies to pay for these things!
Who does Obama think he’s fooling?
Obama’s “change” will change nothing at all. Obama is an absolute master at changing his perceived position without materially changing anything real.
The customer, or we-the-people, pay for these contraceptives and day-after pills, etc., in the end. The insurance company is not in the business of giving away anything.
Imagine you have an insurance policy that covers “all contraceptives etc. at no cost to the covered” and the premium for this coverage is $100 a year; and the other coverage is $4900 a year. After Obama’s “change”, you get the same policy, same terms, but coverage for that part of it is – free – but the other coverage has gone up to $5000 a year.
TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
You’re going to pay the same – and Obama is going to ram this through so we all pay for abortions (morning-after pill) and contraception whether we believe in it or not. Which I resent, because I believe abortion is murder.
One other aspect of this should be mentioned, and it is important. Obama hopes to establish a precedent that the federal government can do anything it wants regardless of religious or personal convictions of the people. Every time Obama (or any president) gets something questionable through, the next time around it is a little less questionable – and that is how the radicals take over.
Obama is a statist who believes the state should have total control of your life. If you agree with him, you deserve what you get.
And what the heck is the government doing getting in the contraceptives business, anyway?