Addendum To Prior Post – I Rest My Case

DrRich | February 10th, 2012 - 12:42 pm

During the time DrRich was composing and recording his prior post – published moments ago – President Obama announced his “compromise” to the dust-up with Catholics over mandated contraception/abortion/sterilization services.

DrRich asks his readers to note that the President’s solution to this problem preserves the one and only thing that he truly needs his original directive to accomplish – namely, to assure that women will receive these newly mandated medical services without paying for them.  This is the one point he cannot abandon.

Case Closed.

6 Responses to “Addendum To Prior Post – I Rest My Case”

  1. It will be interesting to see these principles applied to nutrition, since nutrients are essential to good health. I am confident that we may look forward to the requirement that Jewish and Islamic organizations have programs that cover the purchase of pork products, and Hindu organizations must fund the purchase of beef.

    What’s the word I’m looking for? Ah yes, wacky!

  2. Greg says:

    If the polls I have seen reacting to this latest mandate are accurate, then we are far farther along the road to entitlement hell that I had previously thought. But I suppose if people don’t really mind individuals being forced to purchase a government-approved health insurance product, why should they care if insurance companies are forced to provide “free” coverage of “preventive” services?

  3. Ren says:

    I for one am anxiously awaiting your updated text on Cardiac Electrophysiology. Get back to work!

    Stop all this stalling!

  4. DrRich says:


    How did my publisher get your email address?


  5. Jupe says:

    What is so bad about “free” contraception?

    Also, who are “the Progressives” you mention in the linked-to post?
    Grassroots (actual grassroots) leftie activists, or people like the Rockafellers? Or both?

    I can assure you that grassroots “progressives” scorn authority, and over the last 3-4 years (at least, for older grassroots activists it’s much, much older) have developed a deep hatred of and even hatred of supposedly “progressive” oligarch institutions. These include but are not limited to the Obamacare proponents.

    • DrRich says:


      I draw a clear distinction between progressives and Progressives. Small “p” progressives, as you say, probably don’t buy in to the Progressive program. I have written about Progressives on this blog several times, and in my book plan to dedicate an entire chapter to the Progressive program.

      Regarding “free” contraception:

      1) When Progressives say that a medical service needs to be provided for free, what they are really saying is that here is a service that must be controlled centrally. Individuals must not be permitted to acquire it using their own resources. See my post for details.
      2) When the government gives people free stuff, I have to pay for it.


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