Skip to comments.First Shoe Drops: Catholic School Drops ObamaCare
Posted on 05/16/2012 5:22:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
Health Reform: Faced with being forced to abandon its conscience while emptying its bank account, a Catholic university finds its students can't keep the health insurance they like as it becomes prohibitively expensive.
Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, finding itself at the nexus of cost and conscience regarding the demands and expenses imposed on it and other Catholic institutions by the onslaught of ObamaCare, has announced it will neither comply nor participate in the nationalization of health care and drop the health coverage it offers to its students.
It's the first shoe to drop in what will be a cascade of such decisions. Franciscan University was able to drop its coverage, but as the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops has warned, other institutions and charities may be forced to close, sell off their assets or turn them over to secular operators in the wake of ObamaCare's unacceptable mandates and costs.
"This is putting people in a position where they are having to choose between their faith and their morality and now an unjust cost," said Mike Hernon, vice president of advancement at the university. "These sorts of regulations from the government are forcing our hand in a way that's really wrong."
Hernon said students must have insurance either through their parents' policy or through the university's basic plan. That plan now costs about $600 a year. However, Hernon said the school's health care provider has served notice that under ObamaCare, the policy would double to $1,200 and then triple the year after.
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Good for them!!! Watch Obozo move to take over Catholic universities. He took over GM!!!!!
I don’t think this surprises them. Expect them to be hit with a fat bill for “opting out.”. And then, when they can’t pay it, asset seizures.
This is impossible because “If you like your insurance, you can keep it!” - Zero.
This was the plan all along. Force people out of private insurance and into obamacrap.
Closed over 700 dealerships.
More than half of GM workforce is overseas.
Taxpayers lost so far 55 Billion and GM pays no taxes and he calls that a success?
w00t! proud alum now even prouder
You’d think that Barack would make a grand gesture towards these folks and grant them (heck, even any religious institution or atheist ‘thinktank’) the same exemption McDonalds got.
Praying the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare.
By pure grace and mercy, in Jesus Holy Name, Amen.
These people obviously didn’t like their insurance; after all, they can’t keep it. Perhaps they didn’t recognize that the didn’t like their insurance. Obama, however, in his own exalted estimation, knows all—even our inmost thoughts vastly better than we peons can know them for ourselves—and wields power over all. He with his capable assistants Pelosi and Reid discerned for these students that they in fact did not like their insurance policy and that no insurance at all would have been better for them. They therefore will revel in their incapacity to keep the insurance that they thought that they liked but really did not, and in their revelry, they shall vote Obama, even if they obstinately refuse so to do in their own flesh.