Skip to comments.Key Catholic Ally Jumps Sinking ObamaCare Ship
Posted on 06/18/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
Freedom Of Worship: A group representing Catholic hospitals says the administration's "compromise" on its contraception mandate is unworkable and fails to address the issue of religious liberty. The church is virtually unified in its opposition.
Premature as that may sound, the Catholic Hospital Association (CHA) on Friday pulled back the thin reed of religious support for ObamaCare the administration had been clinging to in insisting the Affordable Health Care Act, the constitutionality of which is about to be determined by the Supreme Court, was not a full-blown assault on our constitutionally guaranteed religious liberty.
The association had been conducting a review of the "compromise" offered by President Obama himself. Under that deal, the cost of providing birth control would be covered by insurance companies and not by the religious employers themselves. Yet many religious institutions are self-insured.
In a letter to Health and Human Services signed by the group's president, Daughter of Charity Sister Carol Keehan, the hospital group said the compromise initially seemed to be "a good first step," but that examination of the details proved disappointing.
The plan would be "unduly cumbersome" to carry out and "unlikely to adequately meet the religious liberty concerns" of all its members, Keehan wrote.
CHA represents more than 600 of the nation's 5,000 hospitals and has more than 2,000 members, if you include nursing homes and other similar facilities. One in every six hospital patients in the U.S. receives medical care in a Catholic hospital.
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Did the right thing by pulling out, seeing that Obamacare is not just unworkable but just plain WRONG.
Two points here. First, the CHA is the Catholic HEALTH Asociation, not the Catholic Hospital Association. Not that I care, but since the liberal media has paid so much attention to what this group has to say, you'd think they could get the name right. The group was founded as the Catholic Health Association, but they changed the name years ago. Second, opinions of the CHA are frequently related to MORALITY, but that is not the same thing as RELIGIOUS support.
...says the administration's "compromise" on its contraception mandate is unworkable and fails to address the issue of religious liberty. The church is virtually unified in its opposition. Premature as that may sound, the Catholic Hospital Association...
Freedom of religion ping
surprised it took that long