Bachmann: ‘Not Far-Fetched’ to Say Obama Could Limit Insurance Coverage to 2 Babies Per Family

March 8, 2012 - 12:20 PM

(CNSNews.com) - The problem with Obamacare?  "There's nothing that this president -- one person -- would be limited from doing," including possibly limiting the number of children a couple decides to have, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said.

In a Tuesday night interview on Glenn Beck TV's “Real News From The Blaze,” Bachmann noted that "what the government gives, the government can take away.”

"It certainly isn’t beyond the pale to think, in light of Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary -- she said that it’s important that we have contraceptives because that prevents pregnancy, and pregnancy is more expensive to the federal government.

“Going with that logic, according to our own Health and Human Services secretary, it isn’t far-fetched to think that the president of the United States could say, ‘We need to save health care expenses — the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family, or two babies to be born per family.’ That could happen. We think it couldn’t?”

Bachmann said under the Democrats' health care law, the president can now "unilaterally can tell insurance companies, you must offer the ma abortion pill, you  must offer sterilizations, you must offer contraceptives -- free...because we tell you to, which means they're effectively setting the price as well."

Whoever the "health care dictator" is could issue such orders, she said.

Bachmann said that's how "profound" Obamacare is: "I'm not saying he is going to do it. I'm saying that he has the power and the authority to do it. We don't want anyone to have that level of authority."