I’ve been thinking a lot lately about having another baby. Our plan was to wait until my youngest turned two, which is in August, before we discussed when we wanted to start trying again. But lately, we’ve been talking about babies a lot. Even my oldest is talking about having a baby and how she wants a cute one. She is only three.
So we have baby brain in our house. However, as much as I want to start working on number three, I am hesitant because of the HHS Mandate. Now that the individual mandate passed, I’m worried the HHS Mandate will be upheld as well.
My husband works for a Catholic hospital. If the HHS Mandate is upheld, the last I heard, the Bishops had two choices:
- Stop coverage and pay the fine
- Go against their conscious and provide coverage
I know there is still a battle to be won but I’m still fearful. I highly doubt the Bishops will do #2. I honestly see us losing healthcare coverage.
My husband and I would rather pay the Obamacare Tax for not carrying healthcare insurance than have Obamacare as our health insurance.
So without health insurance, a hospital birth could easily cost $10,000. We don’t have that kind of money.
We could always do a homebirth, something we have talked about since I have fairly easy and uncomplicated delivers, which cost about $2,500. But we honestly hate the thought of separating from our physician who is 100% pro-life.
So now I am looking at this healthcare debate in a different light. Not only is it stripping away my religious freedom but now it is deciding the size of my family.
Could this be part of the agenda?