Consider how inexpensive birth control and the like are. Many contraceptives are purely over the counter. How come an insurance policy is supposed to cover such things? Why isn't toothpaste mandated? How come auto insurance isn't forced to cover new tires?
The reason is for spite.
Now instead addressing the control aspect, it's much easier to go on about what is being mandated. It's like how as a comment at Weer'd's shows:
As someone somewhere else said (sorry, can’t remember who or where…), this whole thing is like telling Muslims that they have to give out bacon to everyone who comes in their mosque, and when they get upset about it, saying “BUT WHO COULD GET UPSET ABOUT BACON WHY DON’T YOU LIKE BACON BACON IS GOOD!”
Changing the argument.
Ace looks at what it really means. Basically there's no free exercise of religion, the second you step outside of the churchyard everything you do is regulated as if you were a government utility. Your religion prohibits X? Tough.
And that regulation includes orders to insurers fabricate their accounting books in order to pretend certain goods and services are free. Yes, gotta love when government edicts force companies to act illegally.
And not only do all institutions have to provide certain services no matter what, you as a citizen will have to buy certain services no matter what. You don't agree? Tough shit serf.
Krauthammer sums it up:
This constitutional trifecta — the state invading the autonomy of religious institutions, private companies and the individual citizen — should not surprise. It is what happens when the state takes over one-sixth of the economy.
But don't worry, they promise that the health industry is special and unlike the rest of the economy needs to be a single payer. And you can trust them, just like how the Income Tax will only apply to the rich.
And it's just like how now they swear that tax rates will only go up for the rich. Nevermind that there isn't enough money among the wealthy to cover that. No, it's better to pretend that cheap class-warfare will solve all our problems.
I've said this forever, but the Democrats can't speak a plan aloud, because there are only two options:
1. Reduce benefits, which they don't want to do, as they're playing Mediscare yet again.
2. Massively increase the tax burdens on the middle class, which they claim they don't want to do, but they do. All of their schemes rely on pulling more money from the middle class which is, as Willie Sutton said of banks, "where the money is."
I actually think the Democrats want a crisis, because in crisis, the politically impossible becomes merely the politically unpalatable.
That's just crazy talk. It's not like these are the same folks that said "never let a crisis go to waste".
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, speaking on behalf of the Obama White House, to Rep. Paul Ryan: "You are right to say we're not coming before you today to say 'we have a definitive solution to that long term problem.' What we do know is, we don't like yours.
Oh. Yeah. It's all a farce.
TODAY’S REAL NEWS: “This is the second year in a row that Geithner has described an Obama budget as unsustainable.”