Tyndale House Publishers in Illinois have obtained an injunction stopping the enforcement of Obama’s health care mandate while it’s suit against the edict and its unconstitutional penalties moves forward.
For the time being the Publisher, clients of Alliance Defending Freedom, cannot be forced to pay for abortive drugs, and procedures for any of its employees.
U.S. District Court Opinion
Preliminary Injunction Order
Posts Tagged: sebelius
See the ad. Hope he has changed his mind since Plan B at the hospitals in Massachusetts.
As of August 1, businesses are now forced to cover birth control, abortion and sterilizations for free, according to the Obama Health and Human Services Mandate.
Those business owners who oppose any of the above have been stripped of their First Amendment Right of religious freedom.
One exception has been made for the Catholic owned business, Hercules Industries which sued in Colorado for exemption from the mandate, while its lawsuit is being considered.
Two other lawsuits have been dismissed, on technical issues rather than on the merits of the cases.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air is pointing out that insurance companies have not jumped for joy at the new birth control, abortion, and sterilization mandate that Obama is forcing on them. They know that it’s not really revenue neutral, especially up front, when they have to fork over one hundred percent of the costs. The supposed savings by preventing pregnancies are theoretical. Consider also that the pill induces conditions in women which require more medical attention: metabolic disorders and thromboembolic events, among others. No insurance companies have indicated an expectation of savings from Obama’s mandate.
The Hill brings up the point that no insurance coverage is free. The final cost is always coming from the total benefits package offered to the employee. If health insurance costs more, then less salary is offered.
There is also the issue of self insured employers. Many Catholic institutions are self insured, and one of the reasons for this originally could have been to avoid taking part in larger insurance pools that covered services which are not in line with Catholic teaching. Another reason would be cost containment.
THe HHS is is overturning doctrines of more than one Religion with this mandate. It might take a bit of time for the full response to come in.
Insurance companies are wondering what new unfunded mandates Obama will be imposing on them.
Tina Korbe has announced the St Patrick’s day/ March madness document dump from the White House. There is the advance notice of proposed rule making on preventative services policy quietly slipped out on Friday night when no one is looking. You should have heard about this in normal news venues so that you could have an opportunity to comment on the HHS rules expanding the mandate for coverage of birth control, abortion, and sterilizations.
Obama and Sebelius really don’t want to consider your opinions, and this is the reason for dribbling out the news when everyone is ready for a party weekend.
Yes the expanded mandate will cover Sandra Fluke’s apparent wild sex life at the university. Student insurance will be required, that offers free birth control, abortions and sterilizations. The Universities will of course have to cover the insurance and pass the costs to the students as part of tuition and fees.
Certain Preventative Services under the Health Care Act (extending birth control mandate)
Where you will go to Comment. Bring your rule number with you.
Blagojevich is remembered for his governor’s edict to force Illinois pharmacists to dispense ALL birth control drugs without delay, regardless of clinical (e.g. thromboembolic considerations) or conscientious (e.g. abortifacient properties) objections. Perhaps Obama and Sebelius, who are imposing more extreme mandates on insurance companies, and the health care industry, will eventually obtain a similar opportunity for meditation and reflection as has been afforded to Rod Blagojevich.
New Hampshire cancelled a 1.8 million dollar grant to planned parenthood, due to concerns that part of that money would be supporting the abortion portion of their business.
Obama decided to make up for this by granting a 1 million dollar replacement with your federal tax dollars. This was funded through cuts in funding to neighboring health care providers. In addition, this money was provided without the usual process of allowing other agencies to compete for the grant.
New Hampshire Right to Life has been looking into this unusual million dollar grant, and is suing the Sebelius HHS, because this very ‘opaque’ agency refused its Freedom of Information request for information.
The Obama administration has also opposed a Texas attempt to defund planned parenthood.
Indiana is fighting the HHS threat to defund its other health programs because of the state’s decision to defund the country’s largest abortion provider.
The answer is: YES your federal tax dollars are being used to fund abortion. Obama is fulfilling his promise to keep ABORTION at the center of his health care program.
Yes, the Obama administration considers the pill to be more necessary for women than all other drugs, so it must be covered by insurance companies with NO COPAY.
Sebelius is supposedly offering an out for religious institutions which have objection to the pill, but who in their right mind would expect that to last?
We pack the hormones in special safe handling packages for dispensing, because the World Health Organization rates them as a carcinogen, and the Obamanators think that all women of reproductive age need these things. Pharmer is less worried about the cancer, and more worried about the thrombotic events and metabolic disorders, as well as thinking that women should not be chemically altered to control the rate of reproduction. The hormones also bear the possibility of ethically unacceptable mechanisms of action- causing the deaths of early human embryos.
Gurls, we are going to have to JUST SAY “NO” TO DRUGS, and learn how to time the baby making to the size of the ability to raise them using safer, natural means.
$500 billion represents a slowdown of the growth of medicare over 12 years, Sebelius says.
How do you think that medicare growth will slow down, particularly with the baby boomers entering that phase of life?
Through killing off the elderly by means of the worst shortages of meds for critical care that we’ve ever seen, through the “unintended” consequences of HIPAA “privacy protections” and through direct rationing of care…. just thought you ought to know.
In addition, Sebelius reveals double counting of the “savings” as revealed in this hearing, and questioning by Rep. Shimkus of Illinois.
It’s a whisper in the news……. You’d have to dig hard to find it. Obama gutted the regulations Bush had put into place to protect conscientiously objecting health care professionals from discrimination.
There were essentially no new provisions in Bush’s executive order, except to cause institutions to worry about receiving federal funds if they discriminated against health care professionals who refuse to kill humans in their practice.
Obama has returned the situation to its previous state: toothless conscience legislation, nearly unenforceable because unemployed health care professionals usually lack funds to bring civil redress when incidents of discrimination occur. Also, what remains of “protection” will only apply to what is obviously recognized as abortion to a layman, and sterilization. Objection to chemical abortions at the early stages of human development, and use of various biotech medical devices, unethically derived drugs, vaccines, transplants, implants (from killed humans) will not be covered.
Actually the situation is worse than it was previously, as the department of Health and Human Services has utterly no interest in hearing or cataloging incidents of discrimination. The head of this department, Kathleen Sebelius had no interest in enforcing medical standards applicable to abortion clinics in her home state of Kansas.
It is fortunate that the new Congress has shown some interest in this situation, otherwise it might be missed entirely by the public.
The actual repeal is gibberish, unless one has intimate familiarity with the underlying laws and regulations. Heritage Foundation has pretty much put it in English.
The Sebelius HHS will effectively leave conscientiously objecting health care professionals without protections, and all should be prepared to find new jobs or careers should a conflict between the employers mandates and personal conscience ever arise.
As previously, the protection of conscience for health care professionals will largely lie in the power of the internet, to expose institutions which discriminate against health care professionals who refuse to kill, and reduce private business, and the sources of charitable donations, funds and grants.
It is the will of Obama.
Pelosi says ‘Thank God’ the senate bill is not like the house bill.
Sebelius explains the accounting trick which allows circumvention of the Hyde Amendment (forbidding federal funding of abortion) to her feminazi friends: