adult children, Obamacare, contraception, disbelief
Missouri state Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland (R) has two adult daughters, presumably covered by his insurance plan.
And he doesn’t want to pay for contraception, so he’s sued the Dept. of Health and Human Services under the HL decision, Wieland v. Department of Health and Human Services.
So I just have to wonder: he has a choice, too. He can tell his adult daughters to get their own insurance or pay the penalty, he doesn’t have to spoil all the pretty things and create new regulatory structure where the government and insurance has to maintain records of our religious beliefs and morals.
Think progress reports:
Missouri state Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland (R) does not want his daughters’ health plan to cover birth control — even though two of those daughters are adults. So he and his wife sued the Obama administration. Though this lawsuit was rejected on jurisdictional grounds by a federal trial court, a panel of three appellate judges reinstated the suit on Monday. Should the Wielands ultimately prevail in their effort to deny birth control coverage to their daughters, the decision could have implications far beyond the Wieland family, potentially forcing insurance companies to maintain elaborate records to track many of their customers’ views on religion and sexual morality.
That last really disturbs.
Note: I’m traveling, will not be able to respond much.