So now Obama announces a compromise whereby he will exempt religious organizations from his mandate of on-demand birth control while simultaneously mandating that the Insurance Companies those religious organizations use become the providers of on-demand birth control. So what's changed? Nothing but the clarity of his initial purpose.
While so many people were confused as to why the President would make such a controversial move, the President was setting up the next step in a beautiful misdirection.
I have long contended that Obamacare is a ticking time bomb that will exponentially move us down the path to government provided health care. Today's announcement furthers my argument. Since the religious organizations still oppose contraception on-demand, and ALL insurance companies must provide it, the only choice the organizations have is to cease offering health insurance as a benefit and pay a fine instead, forcing their employees into the public health insurance co-ops or to look for a new job where the benefit is offered.
Despite their assertions to the otherwise, the cost benefit of the "penalty" encourages employers to end health care benefits and just pay the fine. At first this will be businesses that are hurting financially, but once the ball gets rolling, it will be a matter of time until only government employees have this benefit. What people entering the public pools will find is that with all the mandates and restrictions required by Obamacare, the cost of health insurance will be prohibitive. This will then be the next crisis which will then resurrect the "need" for the public option as the only viable solution.
Once a public option is in place, it will only be a matter of time before it's the only option....game over.
We had better wake up soon to the battle that is in front of us. This is not a single mosquito buzzing in our ear, this is a swarm and it hits full force if Obama gets his second term.
President announces compromise on birth control issue