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So now anyone with ovaries has to do twice the paperwork lest they inconvenience their Catholic boss?

Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

 

From the sounds of it, women will now be left to deal directly with insurance companies in order to make sure they get the coverage they need - handled entirely separately from their employer's provided insurance policy.  What kind of paperwork and loophole nightmare do these churches want to create?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 4:52 PM on Feb. 1, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I directly and indirectly pay for lots of things that I do not believe in through my tax dollars- part of living in a free society-they need to buck up and understand that-
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 10:09 AM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • "Jobs are not rights either. "

    Ok. So if a woman has worked for a company for 15 years and then say she is prescribed bc pills for ovarian cysts which are causing her so much pain that she can't function well (even at work). She either has to find another insurance policy (though she's been on company insurance for 15 years), jump through hoops on her current policy, or find another job! Wow, okay then....
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:34 PM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • I don't know why people complain about employer provided health care when most business are going to drop that anyway and we will all be on government funded health care.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • So you knowingly agree to work for a Catholic employer.

    Not sure where you live, but even here, in the bible bangingest belt, your employers do not inform you of their religion or ask yours before hiring, because it's ILLEGAL.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 4:38 PM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • No they don't ask you what your religion is because as you stated, it is illegal.
    However just about everyone knows that chick fila and hobby lobby and and Catholic shool, Church or Most things with the word Saint in their name are Catholic institutions. Some things are not so obvious.
    Most of those institution are self insuring with a company that handles their accounts.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 5:26 PM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • miss ANC, why should the employers religious beliefs dictate the employees compensation?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:53 AM on Feb. 3, 2013

  • how does federal money fund abortion? and if you're pro-life, why not also object to war?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:58 AM on Feb. 3, 2013

  • If they employer is paying for any of it they should be able to choose what they are paying for. Birth control has been against Catholic doctrine for a very long time...they didn't just dream it up to inconvenience you. You are free to work for someone else or pay for it out of pocket like women have been doing for the last few decades.

    The bigger issue here is the government interfering with established religious doctrine. What other right to you want them fooling with?
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:43 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • I'm kind of confused. I am under the impression that this does not apply to just any employer but those who are church employees. I would think that if you worked for St. Francis Hospital that you would know that you are working for a Catholic organization. Your local Insurance company that employs people isn't going to be able to deny you any coverage
    snookyfritz

    Answer by snookyfritz at 12:04 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • Your local Insurance company that employs people isn't going to be able to deny you any coverage

    You obviously haven't turned on the news in the past year or so...
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 1:55 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

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