Team Obama Orders Companies To Notify Employees If Dropping Contraception Coverage
I can understand their point: it’s difficult to earn $9 a month to purchase birth control pills in the Obameconomy
(Washington Times) The Obama administration ordered employers Thursday to notify their workers if they plan to cut birth-control coverage from their health plans in the wake of the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision.
Labor Department officials announced the policy just a day after Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would have overturned the justices’ ruling, which said closely held corporations can refuse to insure contraceptives they object to on moral grounds.
Congressional Democrats cheered the administration’s move as an important step to give workers a chance to know what obstacles they may face in obtaining free contraception.
Therein lies the problem: Democrats are all about promising their base free stuff, without informing said low information voters that the costs are simply included in their insurance plan costs. Nor do they care a whit about infringing on religious liberties.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, introduced a bill to go even further and require for-profit companies to disclose their policies to job applicants, too.
“Workers should be informed if their employers are restricting the availability of coverage for contraception or any other health care service guaranteed under law,” said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat.
Good grief. People who can’t even run the country correctly are attempting to tell companies how to run their businesses.
Remember when Democrats use to say that what goes on in the bedroom is private? Now they want to get involved heavily in this. This is all for political show, just like the vote attempting to force “closely held companies” to provide abortifacients. Which would have ended up right back at the Supreme Court, and would have clearly been a direct violation of the 1st Amendment’s religious clause. “Congress shall pass no law…” is how the 1st starts out. Not that Democrats care. They have free contraception to pass out!