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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday deflected charges that the administration misled the American people about being able to keep their health plans under ObamaCare -- claiming that despite thousands of cancellation notices, the White House is keeping its promise.

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    "The news seems to get worse by the day," Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said at the start of the hearing before his committee. From the outset, Upton grilled Sebelius on those notices, asking why a change was made allowing certain insurance policies to be ruled ineligible under ObamaCare.

    Sebelius, however, claimed: "There was no change."

    And then there's this from the highlight reel:

    Sebelius: “Policies will cover maternity coverage for the young and the healthy—”

    Ellmers: “Including men?”

    Sebelius: “30-year-olds will also have a choice of a catastrophic plan which has no maternity coverage?”

    Ellmers “The catastrophic, but the men are required to purchase maternity coverage?”

    Sebelius: “The insurance policy has benefits whether you use them or not, and one of the benefits will be maternity coverage, mental health coverage, domestic violence coverage.”

    Ellmers: “And that is why health care premiums are increasing, because we’re forcing them to buy things they will never need. Thank you, madam chairman.”

    Sebelius: “The individual policies cover families. Men often do need maternity coverage for their spouses and for their families, yes.”

    Ellmers: “A single male age 32 does not need maternity coverage. To the best of your knowledge has a man ever delivered a baby?”

    Sebelius: “I don’t think so.”


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    Maternity coverage is exactly why my plan was removed from the fake "grandfathered" status.

    I cannot impregnate anyone and Melanie cannot get pregnant. Why is the government forcing us to purchase a plan that includes maternity coverage? Moreover, why was our plan that we liked (and we were promised we could keep) forced to change which meant it had to be removed from the grandfathered status?
    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

    -John Locke

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