“During the debate over health-care reform, Obama promised that “if you liked your health-care plan, you could keep it.”
Not if you’re Catholic.
The Franciscan University of Steubenville just announced that it was dropping it’s health-care coverage because the Obama Administration’s regulations would force it to violate its religious conscience.
The statement on their website reads:
The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover “women’s health services” including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Up to this time, Franciscan University has specifically excluded these services and products from its student health insurance policy, and we will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.
Earlier this year the Department of Health and Human Services determined that all employers that offer health insurance have to include co-pay free contraception, sterilization, and morning-after pills in their plans.”