Health Care Overreach: Federalism and Federal Mandates

As people across the country are waking up to the fact that the Obama administration's latest "accommodation" accommodates only the contraceptive lobby, one continues to hear from the usual liberal voices variations on the same theme: "What's all the fuss about?  Catholics (and others) aren't being required to use contraceptives." Let's see whether I can make the consternation over the HHS mandate a little clearer to our liberal friends.  Let's say that, by a strange quirk of fate, I'm now the president of the United States. I'm president of the United States, and I have a great idea.  I've decided that, because of their well-documented benefits to women's health, all health care plans in the United States shall henceforth be required to cover, without co-pay charges, instruction in the Creighton Method of Natural Family Planning.  In fact, I got together a group of scientists and doctors, and they produced a report raving about the benefits of the Creighton Method...(Read Full Article)

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