Has a Man Ever Delivered a Baby? Sebelius: ‘I Don’t Think So’

October 30, 2013 - 12:13 PM

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

(CNSNews.com) - During a House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on the Obamacare website, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “I don’t think so” when asked “has a man ever delivered a baby?”

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) asked Sebelius, “Now as far as the essential health benefits, correct me if I’m wrong, do men not have to buy maternity coverage?”

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.”