To the Editor,

We’ve heard the lies of Obamacare: “if you like your plan you can keep it; if you like your doctor you can keep them.” Now we can add “if you like your baby you can keep it.”

It used to be whenever your baby was born, a simple notification to your insurance carrier instantly added it to your coverage. Now, under Obamacare, it will not be so automatic — new parents will have to go through the government to add the newborn and that process, surprisingly, is not operable.

What makes this more alarming is the concern of what might happen should the baby have a severe health issue. Will the government deny coverage in such a case given the limited funds available and the doubtful “return on investment” such an expenditure would entail?  If you think such a decision would be an impossibility, don’t be so sure.

Last year Congress proposed The Parental Rights Amendment. Section 3 stated that government could not infringe upon parental rights “without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.” Section 4 went on to state that the guarantee of parental rights stated in the amendment  “shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.” In other words, if the government deemed that the cost to cover a newborn with health issues was not in “its governmental interest,” then the Independent Payment Advisory Board set up by Obamacare (i.e. the so-called “death panel”) could deny coverage to that precious new life.

This amendment, should it survive the ratification process, could make what I just described a reality. Citizens of the 6th Congressional District in Texas might be interested to know that our current congressman, Joe Barton, is a co-sponsor of this amendment. As your next representative, I can assure you that I shall have both read and gained a full understanding of the ramifications of any bill or amendment before I attach my name to it.

We deserve better; we can do better!

Frank Kuchar

GOP Congresional candidate

Arlington, Texas