As some Americans tempt the idea of electing a socialist for President of the United States, those opposed to socialism would do well to soberly contemplate how far these ideas reach. Hopefully as these progressive policies continue to be fully exposed and become part of daily commentary, eventually the system of the average American will be shocked into engagement.
Here is an example.
In 2014 California passed a law requiring all insurance plans, including policies offered by employers, to include coverage for abortion. Religious groups and pro-life advocates object on the grounds that they are being compelled to support abortion through their insurance premiums. Abortion-rights supporters argue abortion is a medical procedure sanctioned by federal law decades ago and should be treated as prenatal and maternity care.
The Trump Administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has argued that the insurance requirement to include abortion coverage compels those who oppose the medical procedure to compensate for others through their premiums ultimately in violation of federal law. Therefore, the federal government has given the state of California 30 days to reform their policy allowing insurers and employers to choose whether or not abortions are included in their plans, or risk losing HHS funds.
Compelling Americans to comply with progressive, socialist ideals and policy through government enforcement is what looms on the horizon if liberty loving Americans don’t begin to stand.