Everything Democrats Are Saying About Hobby Lobby Decision Is A Lie

Here’s the meme the left created moments after the Hobby Lobby decision came down. Isn’t it clever? Unfortunately, there are quite a few low-info voters buying into it.

person meh meme

Today we made our third trip to Oswego in the past three days for our son’s All Star tournament. (They are 3-0, by the way.) After we got through the torrential downpour and I relaxed a little bit we listened to a little bit of The Five on Fox News. They played a montage of hysterical liberals in meltdown mode over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. I got so mad, I screeched something about what liars they are and then I spilled Diet Coke all over my white shirt. Nobody’s rights were violated by this decision. In fact, the effect on women who work at Hobby Lobby will be absolutely zero, which Justice Alito made crystal clear in the decision.

But then Julian Sanchez from the Cato Institute’s blog discovered a little-noticed passage in the Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito:

The effect of the HHS-created accommodation on the women employed by Hobby Lobby and the other companies involved in these cases would be precisely zero. Under that accommodation, these women would still be entitled to all FDA-approved contraceptives without cost sharing.

This refers to an exception created by the Department of Health and Human Services that forces insurers to pick up the tab for coverage objected to by religious non-profit organizations and churches. Women employed by these organizations receive the same coverage, medications, and cost-free contraceptives as everyone else as mandated by HHS, even though the organizations themselves refuse to pay for that coverage.

Alito and the Court extended the religious liberty protection to “closely-held” private corporations by allowing this coverage loophole to also apply to them. No female employee of Hobby Lobby is going to lose coverage of any medication, even after this ruling. Hobby Lobby’s insurance company will fill the gap in coverage left by the religious liberty exemption granted to the company, just like they do for churches and religious-affiliated non-profits.

Read the whole thing. Never believe a word a progressive says. Ever. They lie. They make shit up if it helps them to advance their agenda. (Pardon the language, but it’s entirely appropriate in this case, IMHO.)

One more thing – the insurance companies probably hate that little provision that nobody is talking about. I would feel bad for them, but they got into bed with this administration to pass this dreadful law, so meh.