GOProud: The Democrats’ Health Care Bill Will Discriminate Against Gays

This isn’t the first time the Democrats have promoted policies that are meant to hurt the gay and lesbian community while the Democrat overseers in organizations like G.L.A.A.D. herd gay voters to the left. It’s hardly a surprise either since the Democrats are lousy with Marxists and Marx’s views on homosexuality were hardly enlightened. Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud has a great piece in The Hill which describes the problem gays will encounter when the Democrats’ health care bill gets passed:

The conventional wisdom says that gays and lesbians should support Democrats’ efforts to expand the federal government’s role in healthcare. After all, in 2008 more than 70 percent of gay voters supported Barack Obama for president, and Democrats up and down the ballot count on gay dollars to fuel their campaigns and advocacy work. The Democrats would never push healthcare reform that actually hurts gay and lesbian Americans, right?  Wrong.

The truth is that Democratic efforts to expand government-run healthcare will expand discrimination and make quality, affordable healthcare even less available to gay and lesbian families all across the country.

The Defense of Marriage Act, passed by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, and signed by a Democratic president — Bill Clinton — prohibits the extension of domestic partner healthcare benefits and denies recognition of any same-sex relationship.  Indeed, even the Obama administration admitted that this legislation would bar the extension of domestic partner healthcare benefits.

The left’s demand for government-run healthcare, the so-called “public option,” will leave gay and lesbian families completely and totally out. Gays, who currently are able to secure health insurance that provides for domestic partner benefits for their families, will find no such options when it comes to government-run healthcare. Worst, low-income gay and lesbian families, who can’t afford private insurance and will be forced by federal mandate into government-run healthcare, will be hit the hardest.

This isn’t the first time that the Democratic Party has put its allegiance to big government over the best interests of gay Americans.  In 2005, during the debate over how to reform Social Security and guarantee its solvency, Republicans proposed the creation of optional personal savings accounts. The optional accounts would have allowed gays and lesbians to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts. While current federal law prohibits same-sex couples from leaving their Social Security benefits to a same-sex partner, personal savings accounts would have allowed gays and lesbians to leave their hard-earned money to whomever they chose.

Personal savings accounts would have been a free-market victory for equality over government-sanctioned discrimination. The left, however, opposed any effort at establishing personal savings accounts — preferring to force gay and lesbian families to remain inside a system that refuses to recognize their relationships.

Yet another reason George W. Bush was the best president for gays, something G.L.A.A.D. and their ilk spend millions of dollars suppressing.

Read the rest of LaSalvia’s piece, which goes on to offer common sense, conservative solutions to both health care and discrimination against gays and lesbians. Then support the good work of GOProud by donating here.

7 thoughts on “GOProud: The Democrats’ Health Care Bill Will Discriminate Against Gays

  1. And sad. Gays were shocked that Obama didn’t repeal DOMA, and they’ll be shocked when the health care bill makes it harder for them to get health care. The so-called leaders of their community are really steering them wrong.

  2. I don’t buy it. HCR isn’t going to end employer-linked healthcare insurance. DOMA doesn’t stop the Federal government from granting benefits to Domestic Partners, only the weak will of representatives.

  3. HCR will end employer linked insurance because it will A) end many small businesses that provide it and B) make offering it prohibitively expensive. HCR, if you read the bill, is clearly designed to destroy the private insurance market. It may take time but that is the ultimate goal. The vilification of insurance companies should be proof enough of the desire of the Dems to marginalize and destroy that industry.

  4. Has Barack Obama done anything for gays and lesbians other than pay them a bit of lukewarm lip service every now and then? How about this Democrat-controlled congress? In addition to these discriminatory health care proposals, they’ve pushed for a permanent estate tax that is particularly punitive to gays, DOMA is still the law of the land, DADT is alive and well, and yet Obama is supposed to be some kind of gay savior? How long can liberal gays continue saying the emperor is fully dressed when anyone with eyes can see he’s naked?

  5. So why is the Dept. of State paying benefits to said “partners?” Lets face it there is the truth and there is fiction.

  6. So why have you not provided documentation “proving” that gays are getting marriage benefits from the Federal government? And why did you put partners in quotes? Do you think they really aren’t partners?

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