Why can’t Hobby Lobby, no matter the ruling of the court, simply cease funding of health care?
There is no rational reason for an employer to fund health insurance any more than for them to fund auto insurance.
If honorable dealing is the issue, they can give each employee the value in money of their particular health care package.
They are out of the health business, and the employees are taken care of, and each of them gets to decide for him/her self where they get their health care.
The law does not require employers to offer health insurance; however, beginning in 2014, employers with more than 50 full-time employees that do not offer coverage will have to pay a penalty of $2,000 per full-time equivalent employee for all full-time employees in excess of 30 if even one employee receives a federal government subsidy and purchases coverage in an exchange.
Employer Penalty for Unaffordable Coverage: If an employee opts out of an employer plan because coverage is unaffordablethat is, if the premium exceeds 9.5 percent of family incomethe employer must pay a $3,000 penalty for each full-time employee who receives a government subsidy and purchases coverage through an exchange.
The government gets them coming and going.