And you thought the Democrat Party cared about the Constitution …
But only for abortion, and then maybe not …
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — “ObamaCare” as it will be forever known in the annals of failed, big-government policies — wants to know what you’ve been up to in your sex life. It’s ironic that ObamaCare, passed in the dead of night with only Democrat votes, should make such an egregious attempt to violate the privacy rights of medical patients. After all, wasn’t it the Democratic Party that held a national convention in 2012 celebrating abortion and claiming a woman’s “choice” should be a private matter between her and her doctor?
In fact, the 2012 Democratic National Platform stated:
“Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way” [Emphasis mine].
For a party so certain that a right to privacy exists in the Constitution specifically for abortion, it is odd to learn that the government, through ObamaCare, seeks the “intensely personal” information patients share with doctors about their sexual practices. Of course, ObamaCare is going to use taxpayer funds to pay for abortions, so maybe they won’t ask abortion-related questions. But, apparently, all other sex-related topics will be fair game.
What kind of questions will you face when you go to the doctor — any type of doctor — under ObamaCare’s magical world of “affordable” health care coverage? (By the way, these intrusive questions will be found in your doctor’s office, even if you are not covered through an ObamaCare exchange plan, because they are part of the new, mandated “free” preventive services.)