Much has been said regarding the latest Health & Human Services edict compelling nearly all insurance plans to cover birth control, the morning-after pill, and abortion services. While this is certainly outrageous, I haven’t heard many complain about the real underlying issue, which is this: Our government, specifically the President of the United States (one man), has ordered that a private company sell a specific kind of product. Not only that, but (nearly) all health plans must provide this product to women free of charge. Of course nothing is free, as companies will be forced to increase premiums to pay for this “free” service.
Let’s boil this down. The President mandated that all health plans provide free contraceptives to women.
Are we living in a constitutional republican form of government or a dictatorship? I’m afraid that edicts like this one are just the tip of the iceberg.