His Imperial Majesty issued a secondary edict last week, the same day as his now-legendary “Bathroom Mixer”. This one is equally disturbing.
The Department of Health and Human Services published the last rule of Section 1557 of Obamacare, which requires providers receiving federal funds in the form of Medicare or Medicaid funding, and any HHS-administered programs including insurance marketplaces and issuers taking part in those marketplaces, to perform “gender transition” services and abortions, or face termination of government aid, along with possible referral to the Department of Justice for legal action.
Play along or starve.
No religious exemptions, though it does give lip service to existing ‘freedom of conscience’ protections already in place. Assuming, I am sure, that such FOC strictures will be reversed once The Pantsuit is sworn in and the subsequent SCOTUS taps get the nod.
The number of providers accepting Medicare and Medicaid has been shrinking dramatically; Expect it to decline at an even faster pace.
Solution: The money collected for Medicare and Medicaid should be collected by the state tax commissions, and then deposited to the federal government in a lump sum. Provided THEY don’t step out of line. If the feds continue such nonsensical maneuvers, such collections would allow them the reimburse providers-albeit at a much lower rate, no doubt, but better than nothing-who refuse to toe the federal line.
If the feds continue such nonsensical maneuvers, such collections would allow the states to reimburse providers-albeit at a much lower rate, no doubt, but better than nothing-who refuse to bow to such egregious demands.
No doubt there are provisions in place to prevent such an action. I freely admit that I haven’t looked into the realities of such a suggestion, as I am committing the venial sin of writing this first diary entry entirely off-the-cuff after having run across the article. Further, I suspect that the majority of state tax commissions are, unfortunately, run by the same caliber of people running that of Idaho.
Side note: What *is* it with this totalitarian thug’s obsession with killing and maiming children through abortion and overwhelming and voluntary hormone treatment?