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?”"I don't think so"?
Here's video of the exchange between Sebelius and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.):
RENEE ELLMERS: Now I, you know, as far as the essential health benefits, correct me if I'm wrong, do men not have to buy maternity coverage?
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: Policies will cover maternity coverage for the young and healthy...
ELLMERS: Including men.
SEBELIUS: Under 30-year-olds will have a choice also of a catastrophic plan which has no maternity coverage.
ELLMERS: The catastrophic, but the men are required to purchase maternity...
SEBELIUS: Well, an insurance policy has a series of benefits whether you use them or not, and one of the benefits will be maternity coverage, mental health coverage, domestic violence...
ELLMERS: And that is why the health care premiums are increasing this high, because we're forcing them to buy things that 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: 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.