Obamacare, Discrimination, Contraceptives and Rubber Gloves
The President has approved an Obamacare regulation requiring health insurance companies to cover contraceptives as part of their “preventive health services” for women
This initiative has stirred up considerable hostility among Catholics and other religious groups who believe the regulation violates the first amendment of the Constitution that stipulates
” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”.
My wife and I, both octogenarians, have little interest in or need for contraceptive protection, so the regulation is clearly part of the President’s program of age discrimination. Contraceptives may be of use for those young whippersnappers, but what about the preventive health needs of us more mature people?
Taking the President’s logic to its natural conclusion, it is only reasonable to demand Obamacare provide preventive health services to my wife and require our health insurance company to provide her with the rubber gloves she uses for protection of her hands when washing dishes.
And while they are at it, they can throw in the toothbrushes we use to prevent cavities. That is something that would benefit people of all ages and demonstrate the President is not guilty of age discrimination.
Note that the Bill of Right proscribes what Congress can do. It is silent on what regulations the President can promulgate.