Editor's Note: This article was originally published under the name "Nicole Bailey" due to an error. The article's author is Rebecca Hagelin. We apologize for the confusion.
Obamacare is a disaster—not because of the clunky, costly, inoperative website, but because President Obama and his HHS minions have grabbed control over our personal health care decisions and they won’t let go.
First, the top-down control means that the President and his know-it-all bureaucrats mandated that every adult purchase health insurance, even if they don’t want it. (The Supreme Court’s ruling that the mandate is only a “tax” provided helpful cover for the Administration.)
Second, the Obama Administration asserted control over religious organizations and private companies, dictating the contents of their insurance plans. The move, requiring coverage for birth control, sterilization, Plan B, and (in many cases) abortion, was never about ensuring better care for Americans. It was about payback—payback to the reproductive rights crowd for their support for Obama’s re-election campaign. Planned Parenthood and its allies wanted “free” birth control for all, supported by subsidized ‘access’ to abortion. And they got it. (In her recent testimony to Congress, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dodged questions about Obamacare’s lack of transparency regarding abortion coverage, saying “I don’t know” if pro-life subscribers can see which plans on the exchanges cover abortions. As it stands now, Obamacare effectively requires pro-life folks to pay for other people’s abortions.)
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