LETTER: Noem exposes lies of Obama’s health planWhile the government was defending Obamacare before the Supreme Court and liberals were waging a “war on women,” our Rep. Kristi Noem, along with other conservative congresswomen, explained how Obamacare is detrimental to women.
By: Linda D. Schauer , Leola
To the Editor:
While the government was defending Obamacare before the Supreme Court and liberals were waging a “war on women,” our Rep. Kristi Noem, along with other conservative congresswomen, explained how Obamacare is detrimental to women.
Most American women balance multiple responsibilities, including caring for their children and elderly parents and making heath care decisions. Noem described how Obamacare was slated to create jobs, would be affordable, and would allow us to keep our plans — all lies.
The president mandated abortion-contraception-abortifacient coverage forcing all Americans, even if they have a moral objection, to subsidize practices that violate their conscience and religion.
The congresswoman stated that small businesses “will have to stop offering healthcare plans,” leaving “many families, many women without their health-care needs being addressed.” This would be harmful in South Dakota, where many farm women take outside employment to provide health insurance for their families.
The House voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board. This unelected and unaccountable board has the power to remove decision-making from doctors, patients and families and determine who does or doesn’t receive treatment. Remember the death panels? Rationing?
Rep. Noem asked, “What kind of country do you want to live in? ... Will this government tell you what kind of health care you can have?”
“As mothers,” Noem continued, “we know when somebody is trying to pull the wool over our eyes, and we won’t stand for it. ... When it comes to our health-care decisions, the facts are that this bill is not good for women in this country.”
We applaud Kristi for boldly proclaiming that opposition to many of the detrimental aspects of this law doesn’t make you anti-woman. As concerned women, we too desire the freedom to choose, and we’re glad Kristi Noem is making her voice heard on this issue.
Linda Schauer is state director of Concerned Women for America of South Dakota.