It’s just not Obama who fibs. So do his acolytes
November 15, 2013
After we posted an article criticizing a “hot to trot” Thanks Obamacare “public service” ad encouraging women to engage in sex at public expense and the conservative blogosphere had a field day with it, Slate tried to cobble together a defense. But not after lambasting the likes Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich and other female bloggers opposed to the ad and “hosurance.”
— Slate (@Slate) November 15, 2013
“In truth, the birth control is an insurance benefit, and not a ‘government entitlement.’ More importantly, in no way can this be construed as making sex an entitlement. There is no provision in the Affordable Care Act that puts a naked person of your preferred gender in your bed. You still have to go out in the world and talk someone into having sex with you. You built that, etc.,” writes Amanda Marcotte for Slate.
Not true, Amanda. Even liberal apologists for government freebies have to admit that the economy is a wreck and a lot of Millennials and others are out of work. For millions of them, the only healthcare options will be Medicaid and federal assistance through state insurance marketplaces.
Amanda should know about this. The giveaway is boasted up by the Soros group, ThinkProgress.
Back in 2011 it was announced that Medicaid under the Obama regime would increase access to “family planning” (you know, abortion) and contraceptives. Women who earn as much as $21,780 would be eligible for the handout.
Minimum wage amounts to $15,080 a year for a full-time worker. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among those paid by the hour, 1.6 million earned precisely the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and about 2.0 million had wages below the federally enforced minimum. In total, these 3.6 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum comprised 4.7 percent of all hourly paid workers. In short, all of them will be eligible for federal assistance under the Obamacare scheme.
That’s a lot of people, some of who will be cashing in on hosurance and taking hard-earned money from you and me to pay for their Saturday night flings.
Moreover, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said in August, 2011, it would require insurance plans to cover approved female contraception methods without any co-pays or deductibles, Marketwatch reported. Since no company in its right mind would absorb this expense, it will naturally be passed on to other insurees who are now forced at gunpoint by the federal government to buy expensive healthcare. Call it an indirect tax. Another one.
For now, however, a federal court has struck down the provision and it will likely go to the Supreme Court.
Hosurance is, in fact, a reality despite the legal wrangling – and those of us who are lucky enough to have a halfway decent job in this bankster wrecked economy will be paying for it despite what the Washington Post’s Slate has to say about it.