A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Rep. Walsh to Obama: Too Late
“Obamacare at its core is un-American”
WASHINGTON- Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced they would compromise on the contraceptive mandate that forces employers- including religious institutions- to pay for contraceptive services.
The compromise will require insurance companies, instead of religiously-affiliated employers, to provide and cover plans with contraceptive services.
“Today’s announcement is just another political move by the President.
“At the end of the day, religious institutions still have to provide healthcare plans with free contraceptive services.
“It will still force religious institutions to violate their core beliefs.
“But it is also more than a just religious issue, it is a moral and First Amendment issue.
“None of this is surprising.
“Obamacare is about government power over individual freedom.
“When we give control of our healthcare decisions to the federal government, we give up other freedoms along with it.
“This contraceptive mandate continues our scary look inside the belly of the beast.
“If big government can force Americans to violate their consciences here, what else will it try to do?
“Every single week since Obamacare was passed we’ve learned bad things about the law —
- increased premiums,
- regulations and taxes on small business,
- doctors leaving their profession.
“Once again with this latest HHS rule, we’re reminded that the true intent of Obamacare is to increase the power of government over our lives — even our first amendment freedoms.
“The reaction of the American people this week gives me great hope that we won’t stand for more attacks on our Constitution. Obamacare at its core is un-American.
“This affront to our religious freedom is just the latest piece of evidence.”
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