ObamaCare and Kids/Young Adults: Not a Baby, Not a Blob; It’s … a Disease?

By March 22, 2012Sanctity of Life
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Friday, March 23, marks the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA/ObamaCare) being signed into law. The Obama Administration is launching a full out plan to convince the people that the first two years of ObamaCare has been of great benefit to the American people. Their stated strategy is to “Increase overall public support for the law by making the benefits of the law (and consequences of taking those away) tangible by featuring stories of real people impacted.” Their strategy will focus on a specific group or topic each day. In response, Concerned Women for America will also be making a comment about each of these groups or topics. Wednesday’s topic is “Kids/ Young Adults.”

Statement on Kids/Young Adults

Two years ago, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said we had to pass ObamaCare in order to find out what was in it. Well, throw the baby out with the bathwater, because with ObamaCare we will not be able to afford children and insure them. Already major insurance companies are dropping child-only policies because of unexpected costs. With the extension of “childhood” to the age of 26, parents are not going to see a reduction in the annual premiums as promised by the White House. The new law’s ban on policies that have lifetime and annual limits on health-care services will also push premium prices up.

ObamaCare will provide $50 million dollars to fund school-based health clinics. These clinics will provide services to students that may include contraceptives and referrals to abortion centers. These centers are protected by law (Medicaid and Title X) from providing information to parents. Parents should clearly have an issue with this undermining of their authority and ability to direct the upbringing of their children.

The ObamaCare HHS mandate, besides stepping on every religious freedom we have, also redefines “pregnancy” as an illness. The regulations that were written address “preventative services.” Birth control, sterilization, and abortifacients are all part of the mandate because this administration sees pregnancy as an illness we must “cure.” Can we really trust an administration that thinks pregnancy is a disease to handle our children well in the health care system?

Penny Nance, Chief Executive Officer and President, said, “Pregnancy is not a disease, and abortion is never the cure. Children and young adults need to be protected from ObamaCare, not subjected to it.”

If you really want to get down into the weeds of how ObamaCare hurts kids and young people, go to www.atr.org/obamacares-four-tax-hikes-young-adults-a6786 for an explanation of the economic impact ObamaCare will have on them.

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