In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, liberal politicians have declared that patients, not employers, should control decisions about health care coverage.
Here’s the talking point on autoplay:
Uh-huh. What these politicians really mean, of course, is that employers should not be permitted to deviate from Obamacare-mandated benefits. That, after all, is what the Hobby Lobby case was all about.
But who chooses those mandated benefits? Here Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a liberal congresswoman from Connecticut, hints at the truth:
So a top-down, “independent, non-partisan body” gets to make all health care coverage decisions. How reassuring.
By the way, Obamacare established a panel of unelected bureaucrats called the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB’s raison d’etre is to limit costs by cutting payments to providers. You don’t have to take Sarah Palin’s word for it. Even Howard Dean concedes that “the IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body.”
So much for “patients’ rights.”