Skip to comments.Obama budget adds domestic same-sex partners to Obamacare
Posted on 04/12/2013 5:23:30 AM PDT by tobyhill
Buried deep inside President Obama's 2014 budget released on Wednesday is a new proposal to expand federal health insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners.
Framed as a measure to reduce the deficit, the proposal would amend the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program beginning in 2015 to add a "self plus one" enrollment option in addition to the "self" and "family" options. Like the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act that the administration has endorsed in prior budgets, this new FEHB formulation would work within the current legal constraints of the Defense of Marriage Act by adding a new classification for additional enrollees beyond family.
Currently, the Office of Personnel Management is legally prevented from providing coverage to same-sex domestic partners due to both the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act and the Defense of Marriage Act.
The OPM website informs curious federal employees that the FEHBA "limits health insurance coverage to spouses and children of federal employees," and "DOMA further limits spousal benefits eligibility to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife."
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A law we can change or redefine any time we want
Why do I doubt Obama means that!
ROTFLOL Wait until they find out there is no healthcare in the healthcare plan.
It’s known as the Cornhole Clause”.
The bill had to be passed to find out what stink bombs are hidden within.
Obama loves himself some sodomy.
It wasn’t going far enough in the hole before, now we add the AIDS ridden domestic partners of the bungholers.
Obamacare changes faster than the weather, it is a live document.
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This is also grounds for a Conscience Objection Appeal to Obamacare just like funding of contraception.