Communism By Insurance Mandate

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One theory for why Barack Obama pushed the contraception mandate right now is that it helps Rick Santorum. Others theorize it’s because Obama is an anti-religious bigot with a left-wing agenda. Reasonable minds can disagree on this.

But it may end up helping Mitt Romney by reminding people that the “individual mandate” is the least of the problems with ObamaCare. (The “individual mandate” is simply the legal argument for why ObamaCare is unconstitutional in a country that has accepted Social Security and Medicare as constitutional.)

This isn’t a Catholic issue or even a religious issue. Conservatives are falling into the Democrats’ trap by denouncing it as such. It’s a freedom issue. (Or, as Democrats call it, “the F-word.”)

If liberals like it, it’s subsidized; if they don’t, it’s prohibited. And now they can impose their left-wing authoritarianism on the entire country by calling their mandates and prohibitions “insurance.”

Liberal fundamentalists say: I don’t see why anyone needs to hunt; I don’t know why anyone needs to eat meat; I don’t see why anyone needs to bathe every day; I don’t know why anyone minds looking at urine in a low-flow toilet; I don’t know why anyone needs an incandescent light bulb …

Screw you, liberals. I don’t know why anyone needs an abortion, free contraception, crap-ass “art” with photos of vaginas on the Virgin Mary, non-farming farmers or a $1 million pension for Anthony Weiner.

But I’m forced to subsidize all of that.

And now we’re all going to be forced to subsidize the entire wish list of the Berkeley City Council, recast as “health insurance.”

Insurance is not supposed to be for normal expenses in the ordinary course of events, such as multivitamins, house painting or oil changes. Insurance is for unexpected catastrophes: fires, accidents, cancer.

The basic idea is to spread the risk of unforeseen disasters. Filling up your gas tank, for example, is not an unforeseen disaster (though it’s getting to be under Obama).

So why is birth control covered by insurance? Birth control pills aren’t that expensive — generics are about $20 a month — nor is the need for them a bolt out of the blue. Why not have health insurance cover manicures, back massages, carrot cake and nannies?

Liberals huffily ask why it’s so important to the Catholic Church not to pay for insurance plans that cover birth control, but the better question is: Why is it so important to liberals to force them to? (Wait until they have to buy coverage for vibrating butt-plugs!)

The answer is: They want the government giving official sanction to birth control and, later, abortion. That comes next. They want it for same reason gays want gay marriage — it’s purely symbolic.

Following Betty Friedan, gender feminists believe the pill is so central to what we are as a nation that it must be paid for by all, i.e. by insurance. The argument for fully subsidized abortions will be: We don’t vote on a basic human right!

Whether or not it’s a “right,” it’s not an area for “insurance.” Abortion is an elective procedure. No families are going bankrupt because they had to pay for an abortion — which costs about as much as a haircut for John Edwards or Bill Clinton. Can’t we limit the health insurance we are all required by federal law to purchase to financially ruinous, actual medical problems?

No, that is not in the cards. Just as liberals have turned the Constitution into a vehicle for achieving all the left-wing policies they could never get Americans to vote for, now they are going to use “insurance” for the same purpose. Their new method doesn’t even require them to get votes from five justices on the Supreme Court.

The secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will do it all on her own.

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  • davarino

    I have a hard time adding to that other than, thanks catholics for helping to foist this terrible thing on us. Hope you enjoy it.

  • StephenD

    I posited that this is a stage play in which the Catholic Church filibusters until this segment of Obamacare is pulled and then they will be all for the balance of it. In the audience are the American people being played for the fool.
    Even if they remain steadfast against it, it is certainly not merely a Catholic issue. It is an attack on the Constitution itself. Nowhere in the Commerce Clause are Americans required to purchase something against their will. Folks say “you have to buy auto insurance.” Yeah, but only if I want to drive a car; I shouldn’t have to buy insurance because I draw breath.
    This is indeed communism by another name. We are all supposed to defend the Constitution from ALL enemies both foreign and domestic. It is in need of defending on all fronts. The idea that Obama can actually get re-elected makes me sick to my stomach. Say, can I get free care for that?

    • sedoanman

      Re: “you have to buy auto insurance.”

      This is a false analogy. You have to buy auto insurance to protect THE PUBLIC from YOUR negligence [i.e., liability]; you do not need to buy the part that protects you.

  • truckwork

    The federal government has no authority to be involved in health care or insurance.

    • BS77

      Please read Ann Coulter's DEMONIC . Thanks to Ann Coulter for her sardonic humor, sarcasm and wit in dealing with the liberal left and the Nanny Statists.

  • mrbean

    I want my government to look after me. I am entitled to freedom from want, because FDR told me so. I am entitled to food, housing, free education, and free medical care including sex changes and abortions. Donald Trump and Bill Gates and all those rich people don't need all that money. 90% of it should be taken by the government from them for redistribution to people who really need it. There are a very large percentage of Americans who actually think this way.

    • alan g

      I am assuming you are being sarcastic.

    • sedoanman

      "I am entitled to food, housing, free education, and free medical care including sex changes and abortions."

      If everything was provided, you wouldn't need education, would you?

  • BS77

    Support legislation that will require valid ID for voting in an election. We MUST show a valid ID for major purchases, for credit card, for boarding aircraft, for getting prescriptions filled…..why not for voting? How is this "discriminatory"?

  • Brujo Blanco

    One thing that communist systems do is to force a group to do something that they do not want to do. After doing this they come up with something else they want them to do. The commies will use healthcare and perhaps the threat to deny healthcare to control the masses. I went to my healthcare provider and brush wanted to know if I had any guns in my house.

  • Brujo Blanco

    I would like to add something. It is likely that medical records will be accessible by many organizations government and private. This database may end up being used for political and not medical reasons.

    • Rifleman

      MAY end up…?

      • michiganruth

        my thought exactly.

  • dirty

    How about free contraception for men? Kathleen and Obama and the leftists are all anti-men, which is a hate crime.

    • sedoanman

      "…leftists are all anti-men, which is a hate crime."

      No, it isn't. It's the second highest form of patriotism, treason being the highest.

  • jason

    And you’ve clearly never been in a PP clinic. Think before you talk champ.

    • coyote3

      PP can do anything they want, but there is no enumerated and delegated power for them to use federal money to do it.

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    • michiganruth

      perhaps Ann is willing to give Romney a break because she understands, correctly, that he is the only person who has even a chance of beating Obama.

      also Chris Christie endorsed Romney, and Ann (and I!) are BIG Christie fans, so…

      people do strange things in political campaigns. why were Newt's numerous marriages and affairs ok with supposed social conservatives?

      • coyote3

        Although this is lost on the untermenchen, Romneycare was a "state" program. Now, I am not saying that states can't be constitutionally incorrect, they have a good track record of it, but they "do" a much broader scope of power then the federal government.


    This is the same moron that wants Romney care.

  • Amused

    It's called HYPOCRISY .Not an unusual trait at all amongst ALL politicians .The Republicans simply make no bones about displaying it openly .Most people who are railing about Federal programs are themselves participating in them . Coulter cerytainly is not shy about expressing hers .LOL…..a few months back , FPM for all its ranting and raging against commies and socialists did indeed have an ad for CHE GUEVERRA TEA SHIRTS …….lol….go figure .

  • Flowerknife_us

    Womens health is but a crack in the door of Government control. Next will be your DIET. A healthy diet will be devised for all just like they are doing already for the Schools now. With the added weight of enviromental regulation through "calories" generated by the body producing Carbon Dioxide. Currently considered a polutant and hazzardous to everyones health. Starting with Sugar taxes like they plan to raise already as a "health hazzard"

    The snowball has already been crafted and is rolling down the hill. If it doesn't hit a tree soon we will all be rolled over by it.

  • Dennis X

    Should a church sponsored business, like a hospital be able to force thier employees to attend church? Should that same business/ hospital accept federal funds?

  • cynthia curran

    The difference is that Romeny did it at the state level. And Gringrich who favors making illegals legal will add also to the government a lot of illegals for medicad. Most illegal immirgants children are on the children's verison of medicad.

  • alexander

    News: "Iran cuts oil to France and U.K." – WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR???
    For our turn????
    DRILL NOW!!!
    Let them eat sand and wash it down with their useless oil……

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