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Oct 08 2013

Kuhner Lies About Affordable Care Act

Jeffrey Kuhner, a columnist for the Moonie Times, is a professional liar. That’s his job, to say anything at all, no matter how untrue, as long as it supports Moon’s (and his own) right wing ideology. And that often means stirring up the anti-choice crowd with lies like this:

Mr. Obama publicly vowed that Obamacare would not allocate taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. In fact, he convinced pro-life Democrats, such as then-Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, to support the 2009 health care overhaul on this very promise. Mr. Stupak prevailed on the president to sign an executive order stipulating there would be no taxpayer-funded abortions under Obamacare. As with much else about the law, Mr. Obama lied. He deliberately deceived the American people.

Recently, the Office of Personnel Management released an Obamacare guide, stating that members of Congress and their staff are allowed to now receive U.S. taxpayer funds to get an abortion. Think about this: Christians will be compelled to violate their conscience rights, paying for a practice they find not only morally abominable but goes against their fundamental religious beliefs. This is an assault upon their faith, individual liberties and religious freedom.

He does not quote that OPM document, nor does he link to it. He can’t do so because if people actually read it, they would know he was lying. The document — which you can view here — very explicitly says the exact opposite of what he claims it says:

No Federal funds, including administrative funds, will be used to cover abortions or administer plans that cover abortions.

Kuhner is lying. As usual.

Devout Christians are obligated to oppose Obamacare — including those who champion social justice and universal health care.

You know what else I think devout Christians should oppose? Working for a cult leader who claimed that Jesus failed to redeem mankind and that he is the true messiah. But that doesn’t seem to bother Kuhner in the slightest.

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  1. 1
    Mr Ed

    Just because is isn’t true doesn’t make it any less of an outrage

  2. 2
    Modusoperandi

    How is this different than the “Conscience Exemption” Hobby Lobby and the like are trying to get? There, it’s the bosses who want to pick what’s covered in the employees’ health insurance. Here, it’s the customers.
    Why is having government bureaucrats in healthcare bad but having Rob and Jeanie Bertousse, of Virgil, NY, in your healthcare good?

  3. 3
    scienceavenger

    Christians will be compelled to violate their conscience rights, paying for a practice they find not only morally abominable but goes against their fundamental religious beliefs. This is an assault upon their faith, individual liberties and religious freedom.

    Hmmm, there’s a word for this. Oh yeah – Democracy. You don’t have “conscience rights”, nor do you get a “morally abominable” veto of democratically approved measures.

    Why does Jeffrey Kuhner hate America?

  4. 4
    eric

    Hmmm…can Health Savings Accounts be used to cover abortions? If so, that would make most modern Health care plans “cover” abortion in the sense of offering a method of lowering/defraying the costs of the procedure.

    Of course, even if this is true it has nothing to do with the ACA. If you’re dropping several thousand dollars into an HSA, you don’t need the ACA and don’t have the problem the ACA is intended to solve.

  5. 5
    daved

    Most of the comments on the article are blistering Kuhner.

  6. 6
    eric

    Modus:

    There, it’s the bosses who want to pick what’s covered in the employees’ health insurance.

    Hobby Lobby is not only objecting to having to include birth control in their coverage, they are also objecting to insurance companies giving their employees birth control for free.

    IOW: how dare you provide a service I don’t approve of to my peons!

  7. 7
    Michael Brew

    Even if it were true, taxpayer dollars go toward funding a lot of things that are against some Americans’ “deeply held religious beliefs.” Some Christians are anti-medicine in general, some are anti-evolution, some are anti-pork… I can guarantee that some taxpayer money has gone toward supporting hospitals that practice medicine, schools that teach evolution, and farms that raise pigs to be eaten. The US constitution explicitly states that the government cannot respect an establishment of religion, which is what killing a law or even exempting a person from taxes would do, and letting other people do stuff that’s against your religion certainly isn’t prohibiting your freedom to exercise your religion.

  8. 8
    Chiroptera

    Christians will be compelled to violate their conscience rights….

    Is it only bad when Christians are compelled to “violate their conscience rights”? Or should all public policies be crafted to accommodate everyone’s “conscience rights”?

  9. 9
    Reginald Selkirk

    … as long as it supports Moon’s (and his own) right wing ideology.

    So it doesn’t matter that Moon died last year?

  10. 10
    rabbitscribe

    Chiro: His son and successor shares his ideology.

  11. 11
    Area Man

    Hmmm…can Health Savings Accounts be used to cover abortions? If so, that would make most modern Health care plans “cover” abortion in the sense of offering a method of lowering/defraying the costs of the procedure.

    Even worse, it would be taxpayer funding of abortions. Since HSAs are fully tax deductible, that means that John Q. Taxpayer is contributing part of the funds.

    However, I would be surprised if abortions weren’t specifically exempted, it being a Bush-era law and all.

    Of course, even if this is true it has nothing to do with the ACA. If you’re dropping several thousand dollars into an HSA, you don’t need the ACA and don’t have the problem the ACA is intended to solve.

    That’s mostly true, but if you fund an HSA and then lose your job, you still have the HSA but not health insurance (this happened to me). So the ACA still applies. Generally speaking though, HSAs are a tax cut for the upper-middle class and apply to a different population than will be helped through Obamacare.

  12. 12
    Reptile Dysfunction

    I sometimes hear this guy on the radio from Boston. They used to say
    that a particularly ugly announcer had a ‘face made for radio’. Kuhner
    has a ‘voice made for print’.

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