Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
The new administration proposals issued Friday offer up a "balance" between the two concerns, the HHS said, addressing not only the religious objections of nonprofits who might offer employees health insurance, but also those of so-called "closely held for-profit entities" such as Hobby Lobby, where a family owns the business and shares are not publicly traded.
For both nonprofits and "closely held" businesses with religious objections to contraceptive coverage, the government is asking that the companies inform HHS in writing of their objections.
In the case of nonprofits such as religious colleges, the U.S. federal government "will then notify insurers and third-party administrators so that enrollees in plans of such organizations receive separate coverage for contraceptive services, with no additional cost to the enrollee or the employer," HHS said....
Governments are always offering up proposals of "balance" when they promote darkness and want to appear conciliatory toward those who oppose it. Obamacare continues to show its true colors. Maybe Jim will come along soon, and tell us why anyone should pay for anyone else's contraceptives. Better yet, offer up some small biblical support for government control of individual healthcare, which is the real issue, buried in the fight over contraception.