Sebelius: ‘Men Often Do Need Maternity Care’

Breitbart – by John Nolte

During Wednesday’s congressional testimony, a heated exchange occurred between Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over one of the still-unexploded controversies in the ObamaCare law: the fact that ObamaCare’s so-called “robust” coverage is in reality your government forcing you to pay for coverage that includes expensive services millions will never need. Ellmers called Sebelius out specifically for forcing men to buy maternity coverage.  


Ellmers: You also brought up the issue that when you were in Kansas [as health Commissioner and governor] that you fought against discriminatory issues… As far as [ObamaCare’s] essential health benefits, correct me if I’m wrong: do men not have to buy maternity care?

Sebelius: Policies will cover maternity coverage. For the young and healthy, uh, under ythirty year-olds will have a choice also of a catastrophic plan that has no maternity coverage.

Ellmers: But men are required to purchase maternity coverage.

Sebelius: Well, an insurance policy has a series of benefits whether you use them or not…

Ellmers: And that is why health care premiums are increasing, because we are forcing them to buy things that they will never need. Thank you.

Sebelius: The individual policies cover families. Men often do need maternity care for their spouses and for their families, yes.

Ellmers: A single male, aged 32, does need maternity coverage. To the best of your knowledge, has a man ever delivered a baby?

Hopefully other Republicans will start to talk more about the injustice of raising insurance rates on the middle class by forcing them to pay for coverage they will never need.

Tuesday night, NBC News told the story of a small businessman who lost the insurance Obama promised him he could keep and is seeing his premiums explode by 400% under ObamaCare. Part of the reason is that he is being forced to pay for maternity care.

His wife is 59-years-old.


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7 thoughts on “Sebelius: ‘Men Often Do Need Maternity Care’

  1. yes, it seems a little more likely that young, healthy, single under 30 year olds would need maternity coverage, as opposed to married, (healthy), 59-year olds.

    I am also (except that the entire thing is a scam so there’s no point really in getting upset about nitpicky things…) really, reaaaaalllly irritated that people are referred to as “young, healthy” and “old, sick” and allowed to charge more as you age because OBVIOUSLY we get sicker as we age, whereas, charging for maternity coverage seems across the board regardless of aging?

    I am old AND HEALTHY. And intend to stay that way until I die. And I know I can. There are lots of us old, healthy people. Who do not need maternity care. Who only need/want catastrophic coverage, if that.

  2. Cruella da Ville (Sebelius): “Men Often Do Need Maternity Care”
    Is there a Nobel Prize for Stupidity?
    The first MAN anywhere on this earth that gets pregnant and delivers a live child has no need of insurance. He will be a multi-millionaire over night!! The celebrity endorsements alone are worth millions!

    1. GREAT COMMENTS,rhumstruck!! Since the boys need to be vaccinated for cervical cancer, I guess it doesn’t surprise me that men will need maternity care at some point in their lives. Best line up for your pap smears and mammograms, too! Beam me up! What planet are these that claim to be in charge of our healthcare from anyway??

  3. cybperwar is over (cyber was such a a made up word anyhow),
    now hackers are terrorists according to the 2014 Election candidate’s dictionariez

    NSA has won! (I thought INDIA had smart people – lol)

    1. monetary-bank
    2. law
    3. guns
    4. health

    it’s over.

  4. TPD, you might consider putting down the crack stem before commenting.
    Your comments don’t come from way out in left field, they come from another dimension entirely.

  5. “A single male, aged 32, does need maternity coverage. To the best of your knowledge, has a man ever delivered a baby?”

    Not to the best of MY knowledge.

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