Yet another administration official providing weak cover for something that’s going to be wildly expensive. This is more BS than you could ever see or smell at the rodeo.
From CNS News:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the new HHS mandate that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said. She went on to say the estimated cost is “down not up.”
As with everything else these people say, this makes zero sense.
The Obama administration always tells us insurance companies are greedy bastards — right? Which is to say they’re only concerned about saving money. If giving out “free” contraceptives equates to fewer human beings, and fewer human beings equates to cost savings, why aren’t health insurance companies across-the-board offering “free” contraceptives already? Or does Kathleen Sebelius believe she’s so f*#@%ing intelligent that she thought of something a million private-sector actuaries overlooked?
If this mandate is allowed to stand, there will be some serious backfire, naturally. Contraceptives are relatively cheap (or even free in many areas), and the government getting further involved via Obamacare will drive up the price. Obama’s doofy minions won’t care because “the government is paying for it,” and everybody else will be stuck with something that used to be cheap but became more expensive and is adding to the already out of control national debt. Then when Obamacare inevitably collapses under its own weight, people will be stuck having to buy their own contraceptives again, except they’ll cost more than before — a stark reminder to future generations of Team Obama’s effort to “help” humanity.
Ever notice that the left’s answer to save money is always “fewer people” — unless we’re talking about the size of government.
By the way, the Obamacare cost just rose $111 billion. Why? Because that’s a sign that health care is being made cheaper or something.