Christians Are Exempt From Insurance Mandates
Did you know that if you are a Christian you are exempt from the taxes, penalties and regulations imposed by the recently enacted health insurance law?
All you have to do is to affirm a statement of Christian beliefs and pledge to follow a code that includes no tobacco or illegal drugs, no sex outside of marriage, and no abuse of alcohol or legal medications and pay a monthly fee to join a religious health care sharing ministry plan, a plan that specifically does not guarantee the payment of your medical bills in any fashion and holds members solely responsible for payment of said bills.
And the reason for this exemption? According to the spokeswoman for the Senate committee responsible for writing much of the legislation, lawmakers granted the exemption out of respect for religious freedom.
So, to recap, if you're a religious person the government trusts and respects you enough not to oversee or regulate your health insurance decisions, no matter how misguided they might be or how much taxpayers' money they may end up costing. Meanwhile, if you have the misfortune to be a pregnant woman, there aren't enough hours in the day for politicians to micromanage, regulate, and restrict your health insurance.