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About religious exemptions and health care coverage

A friend posted this:

"If Hobby Lobby can opt out of birth control being supplied by its insurance company because of its religious beliefs, then a Scientologist employer can deny psychological coverage, Jehovah's Witness can deny covering blood transfusions, a Mormon can refuse to cover any medicine that uses alcohol. Just because you employ a person does not mean you have the right to make medical decisions for them."

What do you think?  Should an employer have the right to make these decisions, based on their own personal beliefs about god and medicine?  Should an employer who believes only in natural, homeopathic cures be able to deny his employees traditional medical coverage?

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jsbenkert

Asked by jsbenkert at 12:06 PM on Jan. 3, 2013 in Religious Debate

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  • I'd like to see the whole insurance system revised, and make it legal for us to negotiate our own contracts with doctors and hospitals. . There was a time when you paid cash for most services and then only had insurance for catastrophic care such as cancer......I believe it would resolve this problem and also the cost of medical care would come down considerably.
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 12:34 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • think that was the government
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 10:28 AM on Feb. 19, 2013

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