When the Obama administration announced its policy of mandating employer-sponsored health plans to provide contraception at no charge a big kerfuffle ensued about how this was an attack on religious liberty as the policy ensnared the Catholic Church and other religious institutions that have a moral objection to birth control. I warned then that this is not a religious issue. The question here is whether the federal government has the right to mandate coverage of ANYTHING. Where do they get this right?
Now we’re a few weeks down the line and the Obama administration has spun this into a crusade for women’s health vs. religious zealots. The assertion is laughable of course. Birth control, without the Obamacare mandate is available to all and incredibly cheap. Birth controls pills can be obtained for $4 a month at Walmart and $9 a month at Target. And that’s not even taking into account all the free and reduced cost methods of obtaining it through Medicaid, etc.
There’s a great article at the Weekly Standard that everyone should read about this. It is aptly entitled “The High Price of Free Healthcare.”
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