Rep. Renee Ellmers was questioning Kathleen Sebelius when she came out with this instant classic.
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?
Every man in Obamacare, regardless of his circumstances, has to pay for maternity care, whether he has a wife or if she’s 70 years old. There are no options out of the “better plan” that you are required to have. Needless to say these required “benefits” you may not want are part of why so many people are paying so much more for Obamacare plans.
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