No Buggy Required to Avoid Health Care Mandate

My first thought after reading the headline of an article in the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times was, “I’m gonna become Amish.” 

The headline:  Amish families exempt from insurance mandate.

Delving into the article, I learned that the health care reform legislation now floating through the halls of Congress does not specify that members of the Amish community are the only ones who will be exempt.  In fact, the provision could apply to other groups.

The article mentioned Old Order Mennonites and perhaps Christian Scientists by name, but I suspect members of other denominations — Baptists, Catholics, Jews, Muslims et al — will experience “health care awakenings” in the near future and and decide they, too, wish to exercise “religious conscience” and, in turn, receive the same break as the Amish.

In the case of the Amish, according to the article, the religious conscience exemption stems from the fact that, among other things, the Amish “generally rely upon a community ethic that disdains government assistance.”

If you’ve read a newspaper, watched television, listened to the radio or surfed the web lately, you’ve heard of people protesting against government-run health care.  I have, and I’m willing to bet that most of those protesters would say they, too, generally rely upon a community ethic that disdains government assistance.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

There’s a giant loophole in the government-run health care legislation Democrats are trying to force down the throats of the American people.  It allows people of faith to be exempt from the so-called “ObamaCare.”  So, I say, let it pass!

That’s right!  Stop the protests, stop calling your elected officials, and just let it pass!

As soon as it passes, declare your religious freedom!

No buggy required!

6 thoughts on “No Buggy Required to Avoid Health Care Mandate

  1. Well,I’ve been a member of the Church of Christ since I was baptized at 15 (no not UCC like the Obamas attended),and it’s always been against my religious convictions to allow beltway donkeyshit make decisions about my body and personal health…so no biggie for me at all.

  2. So, when your appendix bursts and you arrive at the hospital un or under insured will your church or your conscience pay the bill?

    I doubt it!

    Instead the rest of us will pay your bill while you stomp your feet and bitch about big government.

  3. Nice try my friend. But I doubt we Baptists will get any waiver as the Amish did. Oh that it were so ….

    The problem is so many people will end up paying MUCH more than they now pay. Be careful what you wish for folks.

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