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HHS: Fewer Human Beings Will Cover Cost of Obamacare's Contraception Mandate
Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:03
Written by Darrell Lect
It's situations like these where liberalism rears its ugly head, forcing you to ask yourself, "was that really just said?" Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius is an absolute nut job when it comes to abortion, making her a perfect fit to implement Obamacare. On the issue of the contraception mandate in the law, Sebelius views this as a free service, sharing what little she knows about economics. However, it was her response to how this gets covered that was more troubling: a reduction in the number of human beings.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said.
For those unfamiliar with the enviro-Nazi fringe movement of the Democratic Party, a comment like this is not surprising. In the book Climategate, the author discusses how some women brag about having abortions, which in turn helped reduce the human impact on the environment. It's beyond sick, but it's reality. Kathleen Sebelius' comments on reducing the number of humans to pay for the birth control mandate, which still affects religious institutions, is directly in line with the notion that the environment has more value than a human life. It also aligns with her views on abortion.
Sebelius was asked questions about the contraception mandate in Obamacare at a Congressional hearing, including how it gets paid for. The interaction should concern everyone. From CNS News:
During the subcommittee hearing, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) said that contraception provided by insurance companies to people employed by religious organizations under the future form of the rule Sebelius described would not be was not free.
“Who pays for it? There’s no such thing as a free service,” Murphy asked.
Sebelius responded that that is not the case with insurance.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of contraception,” Sebelius 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?” Murphy 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. I yield back,” he said.
Sebelius responded, “Family planning is a critical health benefit in this country, according to the Institute of Medicine.”
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), a member of the subcommittee, said after the hearing that if mandating contraception saves money there shouldn’t be a need for a mandate.
“Their argument is this: Health insurance companies will offer it for free because they make money. You reduce the number of people getting pregnant therefore you reduce the cost of pregnancy, or low birth weight pregnancies or other kind of pregnancies,” Guthrie told CNSNews.com.
Don't have babies so Obamacare can pay for its contraceptive mandate is the takeaway of this exchange. These are the crackpot leaders of the Democratic Party.
Darrell Lect is a contributing editor for Habledash.