Pennsylvania Democratic senator Bob Casey, back on December 7, 2009:
I want to get health-care legislation passed. No one in the Senate has worked harder than I have to get this done, and we will get it done.
“It’s a question of whether or not we’re going to allow — as we should — an institution that has a religious mission to make decisions that are consistent with their faith tradition,” Casey said. “Unfortunately what this does is impose upon them rules that I don’t think we should impose upon an institution that has a faith mission.”
Casey has written to Obama asking him to reverse HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s decision.
Too bad that in all that hard work, Casey didn’t ensure the bill would not authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to impose these sorts of rules.