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Contraceptive Coverage: A ‘Compelling Government Interest’?

September 12, 2014

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/07/contraceptive_coverage_a_compelling_government_interest.html

The Hobby Lobby case is being hai​led by freedom advocates as a great victory.  On balance it certainly it is a victory for those who value personal freedom. But it also contains land mines that may one day prove destructive to freedom.

One of these land mines is how the justices treated the question of whether mandated abortifacient insurance promotes a “compelling government interest.”

In its principal opinion, the Court assumed for purposes of argument that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate serves a compelling government interest.  ​However, five members of the Court – ​a majority – went farther:​ Justice Kennedy stated in concurring opinion that the decision’s “premise” was that the federal government had a “compelling interest in the health of female employees.”  The four dissenters affirmatively claimed that the mandate furthered “compelling interests in public health and women’s well being.”

This is more of the lunacy from those nine whackos in black robes.  The US would be better randomly picking 9 people from the populace at large to make these kinds of decisions.  In fact, we’d be better off if Congress had the intestinal fortitude to nix this crap and quit pretending that something “deemed” passed somehow has the legitimacy of law.  What a charade.  If only people would quit putting up with this crap.  Just don’t participate in the system.  They can’t come after us all.
Want a viable alternative to Obama Care?  Try this:  do a search for “Medical Cost Sharing Programs”.   Our family has found it to be quite a valuable alternative to normal insurance programs.  Interestingly, the whole thing is voluntary, the payer controls their medical care, pays for the costs up front and then gets those costs reimbursed.  If only the government would get out of the way, there would be far better alternatives to all of this.
It reminds me of that fabulous saying by Ronald Reagan “Government is not the solution to the problem, government IS the problem.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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