Kamala Harris’ Obamacare stance has her attacking company owners whose religious beliefs may be at odds with stipulations found in the Affordable Care Act.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kamala Harris became famous earlier this year when President Obama complimented her as the best-looking attorney general ever:
“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country – Kamala Harris is here.”
But some people took this the wrong way, claiming it reeked of sexism, and Obama was forced to apologize to Harris. But now she might become the center of controversy for a completely different reason.
Since Kamala Harris is a Democrat you might expect her to line up and take a bullet in defense of Obamacare. After all, the tech surge to fix the Obamacare website problems has the President promising it should be working for 80 percent of us by tomorrow and they’re saying progress is “on track.”
But now Harris is on the attack, with her office filing a brief asking the US Supreme Court to review whether businesses can be exempt from providing contraception coverage. Specifically, she’s attacking businesses where owners may disagree with specific contraception types for religious reasons:
“Under the ACA, all Americans have the right to access affordable, quality healthcare, including contraception. For profit companies should not be able to deny women access to healthcare based on the religious beliefs of the company’s owners. The 10th circuit ruling should be reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
The list of Obamacare exemptions includes one on religion and is actually fairly broad since it affects anyone who is “conscientiously opposed to accepting any insurance benefits,” which some say would include Muslim groups. This portion of the law was apparently written into the Affordable Care Act specifically for the Amish, but it may play a role in the fight over Obamacare.
For profit companies should not be able to deny women access to healthcare based on the religious beliefs of the company’s owners. #ACA— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 26, 2013
Do you agree with Kamala Harris that company owners should not be able to reject Obamacare’s contraception coverage because of their religious beliefs?