Has a Man Ever Delivered a Baby? Sebelius: ‘I Don’t Think So’

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congressDuring a House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on the Obamacare website, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “I don’t think so” when asked “has a man ever delivered a baby?”

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) asked Sebelius, “Now as far as the essential health benefits, correct me if I’m wrong, do men not have to buy maternity coverage?”

Sebelius: “Policies will cover maternity coverage for the young and the healthy-”

Ellmers: “Including men?”

Sebelius: “30-year-olds will also have a choice of a catastrophic plan which has no maternity coverage?”

Ellmers “The catastrophic, but the men are required to purchase maternity coverage?”

Sebelius: “The insurance policy has benefits whether you use them or not, and one of the benefits will be maternity coverage, mental health coverage, domestic violence coverage.”

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

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

Ellmers: “A single male age 32 does not need maternity coverage. To the best of your knowledge has a man ever delivered a baby?”

Sebelius: “I don’t think so.”

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  1. The Republican congressman is an ignoramus. Men have had to pay for maternity coverage in employer based health insurance for decades, because to charge men and women differently violates civil rights laws.

  2. Now if Obama says it could happen, well…..

    Sebelius is just an Obama “yes person” anyway. She has already unilaterally accepted all blame of the failures that have occurred. Of course, that won’t do anybody any good anyway.

    Obama is pushing ahead with this no matter how many people it hurts. He does not care.

  3. Charlie, first of all, the member of Congress you were referring to is actually a woman.

    Secondly, regarding your assertion that “men have had to pay for maternity coverage in employer-based health plans for decades” misses the mark: Pre-ObamaCare, Private insurance had an array of plans for customers to choose from. Employees, of any gender that selected a particular plan paid the same premium for that plan. Until ObamaCare, the government did not impose any particular coverage requirements regardless of gender.

    Oh, by the way, the ultimate health insurance scenario for Obama is to de-couple employer-based health plans anyway. They will do this by making it too expensive for employers to stick with their private insurance thus forcing employers to dump their employees into the ObamaCare exchanges.

    Therein is the point of Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina: Everything was fine until now. With ObamaCare, American citizens will be burdened with more regulation and more mandatory requirements under the soft tyranny of the federal government.

    That, my friend, constitutes the BIGGEST violation of our civil rights.


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