economics or cost effectiveness. It’s also emphatically not about truth:
There would be no consideration of cost effectiveness.
That was the explicit condition that the Department of Health and Human Services imposed on the panel of health-care experts it commissioned to develop the “preventive services” mandate that will require virtually all health-insurance plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and contraceptives—including those that cause abortions.
The fact that HHS prohibited the panel from considering the cost effectiveness of the mandate it developed contradicts President Obama’s declaration at the White House last Friday that his administration had adopted the panel’s recommendations precisely because they will “make the overall cost of health care lower”
In short, even if the Mandates were counter-productive, our God King was bound and determined to push it through.
For the same reason, it’s also not about health (because pregnancy is not a disease and babies are not tumor). Nor is it about legitimate concern for the poor, or peace, or all the other stuff that Progressive pols yak about when they are suckering their base into supporting them. As Michael Sean Winters, one of the rare honest people on the Catholic Left to really confront Obama’s duplicity and hostility to the Church instead of folding like a cheap suit and kowtowing to him like Pharaoh says:
I confess I no longer understand Obama. He did not go to the mat to end the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich. He did not go to the mat for comprehensive immigration reform. He did not go to the mat to close Guantanamo Bay. He did not go to the mat for Card Check. He did not go to the mat for a public option in the health care reform. But, he went to the mat over the principle that a Catholic college or charity or hospital is not really religious.