(President Obama: Wikipedia)
This story was completely lost in the news over Obama’s transgender bathroom demands for public schools. The same day the Obama administration also announced that all hospitals who receive federal funds of any kind (including Medicare) must accommodate transgender folks and provide sex change operations and abortions or face legal action from the Justice Department. Here’s the story from LifeSite News:
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final rule for Obamacare’s Section 1557 last Friday (May 13), requiring healthcare providers receiving federal funds 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. …
It encompasses any health program or activity, any part of which gets HHS funding, which would mean hospitals accepting Medicare and doctors who accept Medicaid, and any HHS-administered health program, as well as health insurance marketplaces and issuers that take part in those marketplaces. …
The rule’s language indicates that it does not repeal current religious exemptions for faith-based healthcare providers, stating, “The final rule on Section 1557 does not include a religious exemption; however, the final rule does not displace existing protections for religious freedom and conscience.”
Response: Missed this one. The ruling seems to allow for religious freedom and conscience, however under the same ‘protections’ mentioned, the Obama administration has included and gone after allied religious organizations, schools, and ministries for their HHS Contraceptive and Abortifcient Mandate. Look for similar action to be taken against Christian hospitals and doctors. Also look for Civil disobedience and the eventual rise of health care services and providers who do not take Medicare or federal funds of any kind.
Also look for this same type of policy and transgender demands to be extended to all schools and colleges (including religious schools) which receive federal funds of any kind even indirectly through student federal grants and loans.
The last few months of the Obama administration should be interesting. Look for this President to try to make as many changes to America as he can even to the chagrin of his own party in the midst of a tough election season. *Top