Skip to comments.Bishops reject softened birth control rule
Posted on 05/15/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by rawhide
WASHINGTON U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are rejecting the Obama administration's plan to accommodate faith groups that object to the birth control mandate.
The bishops said in a statement Tuesday to Health and Human Services that the prospective new rules don't do enough to protect religious liberty.
The mandate requires employers to provide health insurance that includes birth control for workers. The plan sparked protests from faith leaders because it included most religious nonprofits such as hospitals and colleges.
President Barack Obama offered a compromise. He said insurers would bear the cost of the birth control instead of religious employers. However, the bishops argue that the compromise still makes their insurance plans a conduit for contraceptives.
The administration is reviewing public comments before making any final decision.
This is asinine! The insurance companies would not bear the cost, but instead would pass the costs on down in the way of increased premiums. How foolish the obamma administration is.
from NO mandate to a mandate is softening??
The media must think we are all stupid
He shoved the same crap at them and said "Push it away if you want more."
What died and made the one who must not be mentioned king?
No! They think that WE are stupid enough to drink the snake oil that 0 is peddling.
Campus Health Insurance Policy
The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover womens health services including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Up to this time, Franciscan University has specifically excluded these services and products from its student health insurance policy, and we will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.
Additionally, the PPACA increased the mandated maximum coverage amount for student policies to $100,000 for the 2012-13 school year, which would effectively double your premium cost for the policy in fall 2012, with the expectation of further increases in the future.
Due to these changes in regulation by the federal government, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, the University 1) will no longer require that all full-time undergraduate students carry health insurance, 2) will no longer offer a student health insurance plan, and 3) will no longer bill those not covered under a parent/guardian plan or personal plan for student health insurance. The current student health insurance plan will expire on August 15, 2012.
“What died and made the one who must not be mentioned king?”
The faith of America’s Catholics (and other groups that oppose artificial contraception). Our bishops didn’t speak up when the Bolshevik was running in ‘08 (despite his well-known views on baby-murder and contraception), and now they’re angry that they’re getting the bill. They didn’t make a peep about how us little Catholics were forced into this scheme, until they realized they’d get the bill.
Rome should have replaced the bishops in any state with a large number of Catholics that went for Gore, Kerry, or Obama; now they are reaping what they’ve sown.
Nothing like increasing access to health care right, Barry.