Sebelius, Obama Admin: Reducing People Cuts Health Care Cost

Opinion   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   Mar 6, 2012   |   1:44PM   |   Washington, DC

Last week while testifying on Capitol Hill during a budget hearing for Obama’s 2013 budget proposal, HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius said: “Reducing pregnancies will cut health care costs.”

What does this mean? It’s means reducing the amount of possible Americans (through birth control) or Americans (through abortion) will reduce money the federal government will have to spend on healthcare costs.

This is the direct result of what happens with the government is in control of healthcare spending. First, they tell you what kinds of procedures you have, what your employers must pay for, and, next, it will be how many children families can have.Think the one-child policy in China is extreme? President Obama and his key advisers are already thinking this way: more people = more costs.

Sebelius, Obama, et al all believe that providing free contraceptives and encouraging abortion will lower the birth rate and off-set the nation’s overall healthcare costs. But what are we losing? In purely pragmatic terms, less Americans means less tax revenue. So really, could the Obama administration being shooting itself in the foot here? Most certainly. Imagine the tax revenue the 50 million-plus babies that have been aborted since 1973. They would have been providing needed revenues to the government for programs like Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention the possible businesses and jobs they could have helped to create. A country’s greatest value is its people.

Obamacare, the new HHS abortion mandate, and Kathleen Sebelius have to be stopped. No only do these government programs violate the conscience of millions of Americans, they go against the very building blocks of any vibrant growing country. Children are not commodities, they are our future! They will find cures, do great things, take care of us when we are old, and keep our nation thriving.

Or maybe not, if abortion advocates get their way.