News has just broke that the Trump administration is yanking one more handout from entitled liberals’ hands. I’m sure the outrage will be deafening, but all decent folks in the country will rejoice.
Obamacare is just a massive mistake. But it’s still around, thanks to the cowardice of Congressional republicans. President Trump, for his part, is doing what he can to reduce the doomed program.
Now one of the most ridiculous and offensive mandates of the program will be rolled back significantly.
From Fox News:
The Trump administration on Friday announced a major rollback of the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, granting what officials called “full protection” to a wide range of companies and organizations that claim a “religious or moral objection” to providing the coverage.
The mandate, which has been the subject of multiple legal challenges, required employers that provide health insurance to cover contraceptives. Under the existing policy, churches and houses of worship were exempt, while religious-affiliated groups that object had to allow a third-party administrator or insurer to handle birth control coverage. The 2014 Hobby Lobby decision expanded exemptions to for-profit “closely held” corporations.
But under the new policy unveiled Friday, the Trump administration is expanding the protections to any nonprofit group, non-publicly traded company, or higher education institution with religious or moral objections — and making the third-party provision optional for groups with “sincerely held” religious beliefs…
“No American should be forced to violate his or her own conscience in order to abide by the laws and regulations governing our healthcare system,” said HHS press secretary Caitlin Oakley. “Today’s actions affirm the Trump administration’s commitment to upholding the freedoms afforded All Americans under our Constitution…”
“Of the 165 million women in the U.S., HHS estimates these rules affect at most 120,000, leaving more than 99.9 percent of women without any impact,” an HHS official told Fox News.
Sorry, ladies. If you want to sleep around and not get preggos, you’ll have to pay for it yourself.
The idea that tax payers should be paying for women’s contraceptives is offensive and un-American. If it’s really “your body, your choice,” why should I be paying for it? Many people are responsible enough to avoid getting STD’s and unwanted pregnancies by practicing abstinence and having monogamous relationships. If you can’t do that, then go buy contraceptives on your own dime.
The fact that Obama’s administration pushed for this was to normalize and encourage all forms of promiscuity. The idea that young women should practice a measure of self-restraint perhaps–gasp!–waiting to have sex, is considered backwards and unrealistic to liberals. They wanted to make it easy for women, even girls, to get their hands on these products. Who cares about what their parents taught them, or practicing alternative choices?
Yes liberals will scream and complain about this. They will say Trump hates women. But remember what their complaining about: getting FREE contraceptives so they can have sex without consequences. Seriously? You can’t soldier even a little bit of the responsibility of sex yourself?
But that’s the liberal M.O. to all over.
Source: Fox News