Skip to comments.White House giving up fight over Obamacare’s contraception mandate?
Posted on 07/23/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Supreme Courts ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was met with incandescent outrage from progressives. The overturning of a mandate never passed by Congress which had not existed prior to 2010 signaled, those who consider themselves members of a class of deliberative and reasoned thinkers said, evidence of a theocratic judiciary in the United States. Recognizing the indignation on their side of the aisle, the White House responded by reassuring their base supporters that this offense would not go unanswered.
Todays decision jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest said.
He added that it the administration would urge members of Congress to plug this new hole in the Affordable Care Act, and that is exactly what they did. In order to appease the notoriously lethargic base of Democratic voters who had suddenly grown energized over the specter of impeded access to free contraceptives, Congressional Democrats submitted a measure aimed at restoring that coverage without amending the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It failed to pass.
After that ol college try, it seems the White House may be giving up on the fight over the contraception mandate entirely. In a move sure to dispirit their supporters, the administration is reportedly developing a compromise proposal which The Hill reports would let nonprofits opt out of ObamaCare’s contraception mandate without filing a form they say violates their religious belief.
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White House following Obama into Semi-Retirement ?
Giving up? Not bloody likely. I expect the king will issue one of his executive orders to nullify Hobby Lobby. And of course, the idiot Republicans will stand by and watch him do it.
I heard their leader speak. She was absolutely disgusting.
Liberal outrage over the issue had very little to do with healthcare or birth control. The outrage was that anyone could tell them “no” and make it stick.
Sue Me Sunni never reveals his true intentions.
>> incandescent outrage from progressives
Incandescent outrage is against the law, beginning 1/1/2014.
Has the EPA been informed?
Say, that's right - Uncle Sucker pays for "free" birth control for those whose employers don't provide it ... so why all the noise about Hobby Lobby?
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