Obama attack on religion is SOP

Obama violates religious freedom

A year ago, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a “preventive services” regulation under Obamacare. This regulation requires almost all health care plans to cover, without fees or co-pay, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

The U.S. Catholic bishops have unanimously condemned this regulation. Calling it “illegal and unjust”, the bishops have encouraged all American Catholics to disobey it.

In October of 2012, the Catholic Kennedy family that owns Autocam sued the government over this issue.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled against them, saying the sole owners’ First Amendment rights don’t count, because “the mandate falls on Autocam.”

It does not matter to the court that the Kennedys are the sole owners of Autocom or that they are great bosses to their 661 employees, precisely because they live their Catholic-Christian faith in every aspect of their business.

The Kennedys intend to appeal their case to the Supreme Court.

Read the rest @ http://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2013/10/09/obama-administration-prohibits-kennedy-family-from-practicing-catholicism-n1719831


Filed under Abortion, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare, Religious Liberty, Supreme Court

14 responses to “Obama attack on religion is SOP

  1. I could use a little help here. I just got the new Medicare booklet and tried to figure out if my premium is paying for abortion. I didn’t find anything in there, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t in there or that they left it out on purpose. If even one dollar of my premium is paying to kill babies, then I need to figure out how to resign from Medicare.


  2. Ting

    I don’t know how to find this out authoritatively, Chrissy. But I will say that you are only the second person I have even heard of who is on Medicare and under 65. The other one was a woman on dialysis and I can’t believe that her body was capable of pregnancy at that time, she was so sick. Now if it were Medicaid I think that would be a whole different story.


    • Doesn’t everyone who is on disability qualify for Medicare?


        • Medicare is supposed to be for the elderly and the disabled, so I assumed that if you qualified for disability, you also qualified for Medicare. (I suppose I could go look it up, but I hate visiting government websites!)


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          Also, I just read again what I wrote above and I did not mean to imply that my friend who was on dialysis should be able to get an abortion . I just meant that her body was so worn down that I would not have thought that she would have been able to get pregnant in the first place. I realize now that I was not clear on that point.

          Chrissy, I do remember that when they were passing the Obamacare nightmare that there was that big sticking point on federal funding of abortions. There was that group of a few Dem representatives, led by Bart Stupak, who were holding out for assurances that there would be no federal funding. They got some kind of assurance, but then after the fact we learned there was going to be some discretion allowed by Obama. But the bulk of that bill did not deal with Medicare so there may not have been any changes to that. In fact, I seem to remember that there were a lot of cuts to Medicare in the bill, so maybe that ends up being a good thing in this respect. I’ll keep trying to find out.


  3. Pistol Pete

    As a rule,you must be 65 to qualify for Medicare.
    The number of people claiming disability benefits have skyrocketed since Evil King Barry rode to town.Fully 1/3 or more of these cases are fraudulent.People find a shyster lawyer and a corrupt doctor to declare them ‘diabled’ for stress,headaches,fatigue,etc.These are people who either don’t feel like working or have run out of unemployment and get on disability until they qualify for Social Security.The only way to stop this cold is to require benefit recipients to show up in person along with the MD who pronounced them disabled.I’d wager half the cheaters wouldn’t even show up.


    • I have four friends (at last count) who are on SSD, and in every case, they actually qualify for it. All four of them paid a LOT of money into SS during their many years in the labor force, and all of them now have conditions that prevent them from working, and they need the disability payments for survival. It’s a shame that so many people are collecting it who shouldn’t be; they give everyone on disability a bad name, including the honest ones who are actually using the program the way it was intended to be used.


      • I went through hell and back for THREE YEARS in the Social Security legal system (or the “we deny benefits to everybody” version that passes for a legal system) and finally was so badly treated that Cornell Legal Aid took me to the fifth appeal, which finally got me out of the SS Admin and into a federal court where the judge wasn’t being paid by SS to say No.

        I won in a heartbeat. The judge’s 2-page report boils down to “WTF are you people doing? This woman is clearly disabled. Give her the damn money.”

        My physician provided a MOUNTAIN of data on my behalf; my lawyer said it filled a banker’s box. And yes I did have to appear in court, in person. And since qualifying, I’ve had to reappear and be reevaluated every few years to prove I didn’t get better.

        I don’t know where all these faux disability claims are supposedly coming from. I qualified in 1987 and it was HARD WORK. I wouldn’t have done it except we needed the money so badly.

        Last time I had to requalify, the SS paper pusher told me they’d had major staff cuts just when the Baby Boomers started retiring by the thousands every week. So maybe that’s why it’s supposedly so easy to get it now. I don’t know. I did feel like my latest re-cert was much easier than previous ones. It’s less paperwork for them to stamp APPROVED. I dunno.

        But yeah … disabled can get Medicare. I’ve been paying into it since I was in my mid-30s, rarely ever took anything out, since they don’t pay for much of anything I care to have done. I manage my own illness quite well and the only doctor who ever did anything useful for me is dead.


        • Based on what I hear, it IS easier to get on disability now than it was back when you first applied. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that loosening up the standards is just part of the Obozo strategy, to get as many people as possible dependent on government assistance — including a lot of people who really COULD work if they wanted to (or if a job were available). National Public Radio did an in-depth report on this not long ago, and the reporter found a town where something like 45% of the residents were receiving disability. They all had kind of general complaints like “back pain” or “depression” or something else that’s impossible to disprove — although all the people she talked to seemed to be going about their lives well enough in spite of their back pain and depression. (And yes, I know that severe back pain can be debilitating and even disabling, but most garden-variety back pain is just a nuisance, and something that almost everyone suffers from at least occasionally… and thousands of people who suffer from back pain and/or depression still manage to hold down jobs in spite of it.)


          • After I posted my rant above, I got to thinking along the same lines you did. I believe it is the Progressive Wet Dream to make America fail. It makes sense that encouraging lazy slobs to sit on their butts would be part of the plan. Also bankrupting the system. Making disability absurdly easy to get is a twofer for them. I really hope the Rapture comes BEFORE the bankruptcy and riots.


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              I have a friend whose son is bi-polar and he has a really hard time holding down a job. About 90 days is the average time he lasts – and this is the same amount of time one has to be employed at most of the places he has worked in order to qualify to be on the health insurance plan. I think he is over medicated to tell you the truth so appears to be slow. Every time he loses another job they start the process of applying for disability, and every time he is denied. The medicines are way over $1,000 a month. It has been a huge strain. The lawyers they have contacted all want a % of the DI checks – for life.

              But this kid – actually he is 30 now – wants to work and he keeps plugging at finding a job over and over and just when the lawyers are getting close, he will get hired and the process goes back to the beginning. It is driving his mother crazy, who of course was all in for Obamacare since she could not buy him private heath insurance, no matter the cost, and he could not qualify for Medicaid. She could not see past her own problems. But wouldn’t you know – now that she has the Obamacare option he has held down a job for a year and has health insurance through that job. My son helped him to buy a beat up house a few months ago, thinking that instead of being obligated to a lease, if he lost this job he could rent it out and still have a tiny bit of income from that. I don’t know how long it will last, but it makes me happy to see the kid keep plugging on when his mother has wanted to throw in the towel for years. (I don’t blame her with all she has been through with him, by the way, but still…)