“’I can just assure you, if both the woman and the man are over the age of 55, there are not a lot of children coming out of that marriage,’ Kagan shot back.”1 Thus said Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan when the Court was hearing arguments regarding the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 which defined marriage as being solely between one man and one woman.
Obamacare was not the issue before the Court that day. She was using that moment to embarrass the attorney representing Proposition 8 who offered a poorly stated reason for defending traditional marriage.2
Granted, she does not understand that no referendum or lawmaker has the authority to redefine marriage, but that is not the focus of this article.
The point is that Justice Kagan, nominated by President Obama and certainly one of his followers, was stating the obvious that children are very unlikely to be born to older couples.3
…With this is mind, why is Obamacare requiring maternity benefits for millions of policies, for all ages, where it is unnecessary and unfairly raises their premiums?
How is this “cost-effective” as the President has been claiming?
1 – quoted in an earlier CartaRemi article, 3/29/2013, and taken from from “Supreme Court Prop. 8 Arguments Focus on Sex, Science,” by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience senior writer, 3/26/2013
2 – And, like many, she confuses the position that a “true marriage must be open to children at any age” as being the same that “children are likely to happen at any age.”
3 – and also a “single male, age 32, does not need maternity coverage,” (Representative Renee) Ellmers said.” taken from Why Is Maternity Care Such an Issue for Obamacare Opponents? by Garance Franke-Ruta, www.atlantic.com, 11/22/2013