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Government Shouldn't Define 'Church'

ZealousConscript Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:17 AM
You are of course correct, and I am uncertain about forcing private companies about providing healthcare. However, what about the employees rights? Do they not have a right to have beliefs of their own, separate from the ideology of their employers. Too often this debate forgets that employees put their money into health insurance as well, and why should an employer make their health decisions for them based on his/her personal religious choice.

Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions, such as hospitals and universities, from supplying the coverage, the new proposal calls for their employees to receive stand-alone private insurance policies providing birth control coverage at no cost. Insurance companies will foot the bill, but only the naive can possibly think the cost won't find its way back to the institution in the form of higher health premiums.

Numerous lawsuits filed against this and other portions...