Can you guess why the Government of the United States wants to fine Hobby Lobby $1.3 Million a day starting on January 1, 2013? Think about this. The company is self-insured, pays it’s 10,000 – 50,000 employees more than minimum wage, and has been around since 1972. The Owner, David Green is a great example of the American Dream and should make the democrats happy at the sheer number of jobs that have been created because of Hobby Lobby. But sadly no. The reason Hobby Lobby is going to be fined of 1.3 million a day is for the simple reason that it doesn’t want to include the morning after pill as a covered benefit.
How does the morning after pill help American’s health and the growing heath care costs? `Wasn’t that the whole purpose of Obama’s Affordable Care Act? Here’s what the White House Says about it:
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices. The law allows all Americans to make health insurance choices that work for them while guaranteeing access to care for our most vulnerable, and provides new ways to bring down costs and improve quality of care.
How does the morning pill offer a solution to any of these? Since the Morning After Pill prevents a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus and thus continue to live the pill must, I assume, be considered preventative. But wait. Lets see what the White House says about prevention and the new law.
54 million Americans now can receive a free preventive service, such as cancer screenings, through their private insurance plan.
Isn’t cancer different than a fertilized egg? Cancer kills cells and a fertilized egg grows a brain that thinks and a heart that beats I think that the intent of the law is different concerning preventing diseases and allowing persons to live.
At a hearing earlier this month, a government lawyer said the drugs do not cause abortions and that the U.S. has a compelling interest in mandating insurance coverage for them.
I’d sure like to know their definition of “abortion.” If Obama supports late-term abortions and even allowing a baby to die if he has survived an attempted abortion then what is not allowing a fertilized egg to grow? Does personhood only occur after being out of the womb for 24 hours?
Sadly U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied Hobby Lobby’s request “to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company’s Christian owners consider objectionable.” The reasoning is that there is no precedence for the judge to rule.
Thanks to Supreme Court Judge Roberts the government has the right to force Americans to purchase what it deems necessary (aka products from business or owners who donate to political campaigns) for the individual and families through the Affordable Care Act. The ACA will force businesses like Hobby Lobby that are good for the economy to choose to go out of business and create higher unemployment or higher cost for goods and services that most people won’t want to pay. If no one wants to pay the businesses will go out of business because there is no profit to keep the lights on or to keep employees happy with weekly paychecks.
One shining light might be that if private businesses go under then those employees can go work on a government windmill or molest a child as a TSA agent.