(Reuters) Health insurers question Obama birth control plan

U.S. health insurers said on Friday they feared President Barack Obama had set a new precedent by making them responsible for providing free birth control to employees of religious groups as he sought to defuse an election-year landmine….

“We are concerned about the precedent this proposed rule would set,” said Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s trade group. “As we learn more about how this rule would be operationalized, we will provide comments through the regulatory process.”

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5 comments on “(Reuters) Health insurers question Obama birth control plan

  1. Br. Michael says:

    So now Obama can commandeer private industry to provide free services. I can’t wait until the Republicans get into power and use all this new found power to advance their agenda.

  2. Charles52 says:

    So the costs will be spread across all premiums. A smaller pinch of incense for Caesar, to be sure.

  3. drummie says:

    This is an unprecedented power grabby the occupant of the White House. The Obamanation seem to have decided that he is not only god, but a socialist dictator as well. What law, common or statute or where in the constitution is anything granting him dictatorial powers? That is the crux of this whole fiasco, government power as personified in Obama. The more I see of this man’s actions, the more he comes across as a dangerous narcissist. If we do not stand up for Christianity and the constitution, we will have neither if Obama has his way. He will have us go the way of Venezuela and his buddy Chavez.

  4. Br. Michael says:

    3, and yet I do not hear anything from the liberal/progressives or the Democratic party that they disapprove of anything he is doing.

    Even Republicans finally repudiated Nixon’s crimes.

  5. tgs says:

    Obama is in the process of executing a successful Alinsky style coup with the help of the Democrats so, of course, they support him. The truly scary thing is that the Republicans are only putting up token resistance at best.