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#2218805 - 05/16/12 02:04 PM The Harbinger Of Things To Come
azmastablasta Offline
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Under the guise of helping poor misguided college females who simply can't afford contraception ($9 a month at Walmart) and certainly can not be expected to keep their legs crossed and be responsible, we see the first casualty, with certainly more to follow. Zero, Nasty Pelosi and Fairy Reid will bear the brunt of what is becoming a national backlash. See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya.

Catholic university drops student health insurance, cites ObamaCare

Published May 16, 2012

FoxNews.com


A Catholic university in Ohio said Tuesday it is being forced to end a student health insurance program over the Obama administration's contraception mandate and costs associated with other provisions of the health care overhaul.

Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, said it has so far excluded contraceptive services and products from its health insurance policy for students and will not participate in a plan that “requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”

In its decision to drop coverage, the school cited the contraception mandate, but also a requirement that the maximum coverage amount be increased to $100,000 for policyholders -- claiming that would have made premiums skyrocket. A university official told Fox News Radio the students’ basic $600 policy was going to double in cost in the fall and triple next year and that the school’s insurance provider said the increases were the result of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

"This is putting people in a position where they are having to choose between their faith and their morality, and now an unjust cost," said Mike Hernon, the school’s vice president of advancement. "These sorts of regulations from the government are forcing our hand in a way that's really wrong."

Hernon also told Fox News on Wednesday that the changes represented a "moral and economic injustice."

"This is unconscionable," he said.

Another consequence is full-time Franciscan undergraduates will no longer be required to carry health insurance, starting in the fall 2012 semester. However, the employee health insurance program will remain unchanged.

“We encourage you to decide how you are going to provide for accidents or illnesses requiring visits to physicians, health clinics or the hospital emergency room while you are a student here,” the school said on its website.

Students now will likely have to be covered through their parents’ policy, though the school says fewer than 200 of its students had been buying insurance from the university.

Existing student plans expire Aug. 15, and the changes begin in the fall 2012 semester.

The school said students playing intercollegiate sports and studying for a semester in Austria will be covered under different plans.

The Obama administration continues to face a standoff by Catholic organizations opposed to its mandate that religious-based institutions like hospitals and universities provide birth control coverage in their insurance policies, though the administration said the cost could be shifted to the insurance companies for organizations with religious objections.

The Catholic Church views use of contraceptives as morally wrong. Churches themselves already are exempt from the contraceptive coverage mandate.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/.../#ixzz1v3Xxnsoz
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#2218820 - 05/16/12 02:40 PM Re: The Harbinger Of Things To Come [Re: azmastablasta]
Rocky1 Offline
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You know this is just totally asanine... Why doesn't Obama just go ahead and exempt the Catholic Church from Obamacare, like he did the Muslim faith, and Amish, and the American Indians, and any body else who believes insurance is a joke. It would be so much easeir for him, he wouldn't have to spend so much time pointing at the GOP, while the GOP sits back saying "We told you so!"

It'll be interesting to see how Obama explains away the increased costs in these policies, when they all start to bite him in the @ss about election time.
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#2218926 - 05/16/12 05:49 PM Re: The Harbinger Of Things To Come [Re: azmastablasta]
tnshootist Online
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Why is the President of the US messing with birth control and talking about gay marriage.Does he not have enough to do dealing with the economy and Iran and Afghanistan.He is taking on issues that he understands in his mind.He don't have one clue what to do about stuff a President should be working on.
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#2218929 - 05/16/12 05:55 PM Re: The Harbinger Of Things To Come [Re: tnshootist]
hm1996 Offline
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Originally Posted By: tnshootist
Why is the President of the US messing with birth control and talking about gay marriage.Does he not have enough to do dealing with the economy and Iran and Afghanistan.He is taking on issues that he understands in his mind.He don't have one clue what to do about stuff a President should be working on.




Yup.

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#2219061 - 05/16/12 09:30 PM Re: The Harbinger Of Things To Come [Re: azmastablasta]
tnshootist Online
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You know,it's really a shame our first black president had to be , a squib.
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#2219374 - 05/17/12 01:14 PM Re: The Harbinger Of Things To Come [Re: tnshootist]
azmastablasta Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
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Loc: Arizona
As predicted a second school is preparing to drop student coverage. And I'm sure and certain more to follow. Hmm, HB, please enlighten us poor befuddled dupes, surely we're missing the gist of this.

Florida Catholic school considers dropping student health plan, on heels of Ohio decision

By Judson Berger

Published May 17, 2012

FoxNews.com


On the heels of an Ohio school's decision to abandon its student health insurance plan, another Catholic university in Florida is considering whether to follow suit over concerns about premium costs associated with the federal health care overhaul, FoxNews.com has learned.

The school, the private Ave Maria University, is voicing both moral and economic concerns.

Like Franciscan University -- the Steubenville, Ohio, school that just announced it is dropping student coverage -- Ave Maria officials are opposed to the so-called contraceptive coverage mandate. But for both schools, premium costs associated with new coverage requirements appear to be fueling their anxiety.

"We're studying it right now," Ave Maria University President James Towey told FoxNews.com. "My own sense is, I don't see ... how it makes sense for us to stay in this."

University officials plan to meet Monday to discuss their insurance options and potentially make a decision.

Towey said the school's insurance provider told them that students would be looking at a premium increase ranging from 65 to 82 percent in the coming year if no changes are made.

"At a minimum, we've got to communicate to students on why they're going to see a huge spike in insurance," Towey said. He added, though, "we just might get out of this business."

The expected premium increases apparently stem from a requirement in the health care law to restrict annual limits on insurance policies. The change for student plans is expected to be phased in, but the first stage will still require coverage limits to be at least $100,000 - a number that would rise sharply from there in the coming years.

The reason this change could affect colleges dramatically is that some schools don't exactly offer comprehensive insurance coverage. So new coverage requirements -- as seen with Franciscan and now Ave Maria -- can cause a big jump in premiums.

Towey noted that a lot of students are covered by their parents' plans, but not all. "Parents who don't have a health plan -- then these students are out there," he said.

Franciscan, which already made the decision to drop student coverage, claims to have been in the same boat. It's unclear how many other schools might follow suit.

FoxNews.com reached out to a number of other religious-affiliated colleges, which either did not confirm their plans for student coverage or said they did not plan on dropping it.

Victor Nakas, a spokesman for The Catholic University of America, said the school "has no plans to drop its student medical insurance plan."

Nick Alexopulos, spokesman with Loyola University Maryland, also said, "we are not considering dropping our student health insurance plan." He said the school continues "to monitor the situation as it unfolds."

Towey is a former faith adviser for former President George W. Bush. His school is among those that, separately, are suing the Obama administration over the contraception mandate.

Towey said his school finds the mandate "repugnant," but he expressed economic concerns regarding the expected premium increases. He said his school tried to shop around with other major insurers for alternatives, but "they wouldn't even give us a quote."

"These are the unintended consequences of what happens when you hastily pass a 1,000-page bill," he said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/.../#ixzz1v9ECEyNn
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