So in case you didn’t know (I know you know and you know I know you know) there’s this little tiny health care debate going on in the halls of power these days.
I worry, probably not for the same reasons that most people worry. But suffice it to say, this is worrisome. And it’s not the only thing I worry about.
So (did you read the article? I’ll post the part that made me facepalm.)
SEC. 3103. PROGRAM DESIGN.
(D) The essential benefits provided for in subparagraph (A) shall include a requirement that there be non-discrimination in health care in a manner that, with respect to an individual who is eligible for medical or surgical care under a qualified health plan offered through a Gateway, prohibits the Administrator of the Gateway, or a qualified health plan offered through the Gateway, from denying such individual benefits for religious or spiritual health care, except that such religious or spiritual health care shall be an expense eligible for deduction as a medical care expense as determined by Internal Revenue Service Rulings interpreting section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as of January 1, 2009.
So let’s look at it this way: Mandatory insurance seems to be a serious part of this bill. (And look how great car insurance is these days) So we’ll all be forced to pay for, under threat of financial penalty, prayer.
Pray you don’t get hurt. I think it works best as preventive medicine. Not too great once those bones stick through the flesh.
The quote that brought palm to face: In other words, this passage, if allowed to stand, would mandate that insurers pay for faith healing by Christian Scientists.
And guess who pays the insurers?