The President’s switch and bait deal

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  1. freeatlast

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  2. Walter

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    Earlier, on another Christian forum, I posted that the Obama administration had caved to the criticism of Catholics and religious rights groups. I deleted that post because on further research I found that his compromise is a shell game. Nothing has rfeally changed. Instead of saying outright that employers have to pay for a plan that includes contraceptives, abortion and sterilization, they are now just saying that all employers will have to pay for the “same plan,” which won’t say anything specific about contraception, abortion and sterilization.

    And don't be fooled folks, any backtrack Obummer does do will evaporate after November if he is re-elected. No doubt we are watching our religious liberties evaporate before our eyes!
     
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    Thanks for another good link.

    I heard his speech. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

    What's next?
     
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    Appears we can look forward to higher prices under Obamacare - aka The Affordable Healthcare Act. The President mentioned several times that contraception services were to be offered "free". But of course it isn't free, we all pay for it in high costs.

    Investors Business Daily has an article about that this morning.

    "ObamaCare Violates Far More Than Just Catholic Rights"

    http://news.investors.com/Article/6...e-violates-more-than-just-catholic-rights.htm

    sample from the article:

    ...The "accommodation" for the church was an exercise in misdirection. Instead of forcing Catholic organizations to violate a basic tenet of their faith and pay for contraception coverage directly, Obama will instead require insurance companies to provide the coverage free of charge.

    But wait a second. Since insurers can't print money, the only way they'll be able to afford this new "free" benefit will be to raise premiums on their customers, including the Catholic Church. So the church will end up paying for birth control, just not directly.

    Still, the sleight of hand was good enough for the Catholic Health Association, which declared itself "very pleased" with the deal. (The U.S. Catholic bishops hadn't weighed in by press time.)

    Bad as this has been, it's just a bitter taste of what's to come under ObamaCare.

    Keep in mind that the only reason the contraception mandate became an issue at all is because ObamaCare grants the government wide-ranging authority over what must be covered by insurance, how it's paid for and who has to buy it.

    Already, Obama has dictated that insurance plans must cover HIV screening, breast-feeding support, mammograms, colonoscopies and so on, without charging patients a dime for the service. The list will only grow longer as health groups mount vigorous and endless lobbying campaigns to get their treatments covered by every insurance plan nationwide for "free."

    After all, that's what happened at the state level, where state-imposed benefit mandates exploded 20% in six years and now total more than 2,100. All of which ends up raising the price of insurance....
     

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