5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives
January 3rd, 2014
02:34 PM ET
11 months ago

5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives

(CNN) – Obamacare is again in the legal spotlight before the Supreme Court.

A blockbuster 2012 ruling upheld the constitutionality of the key funding part of the politically charged law aiming to get health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    2. The objection
    Some religious groups that include Catholics and evangelicals objected on grounds the requirement violated their religious freedom and moral beliefs.
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    I'm just curious to know how many Catholic virgins exists in the U.S.

    January 3, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. just asking

    obamacare tramples on everybody's rights in many ways. first the government can now force its citizens to buy private products or be fined/taxed if they do not. obamacare now interferes with religious groups and their prior existing relationship with their employees demanding that the religious employers violate their religious beliefs and pay for birth control and probably abortions as well. obamacare is a disaster no matter which way you look at it.

    January 3, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. CB FL

    I agree that they should be allowed to refuse this part of the ACA. I also believe they should give up their tax free status if they do.

    January 3, 2014 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    2. The objection
    Some religious groups that include Catholics and evangelicals objected on grounds the requirement violated their religious freedom and moral beliefs.
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    I'm just curious to know how many Catholic virgins exists in the U.S.
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    What difference does it make? Whether an individual Catholic chooses to practice abstinence until marriage or uses birth control is the choice of the individual. However, the federal government is clearly going over the line by forcing a mandate that the organization deems as abetting behavior that is contrary to their teachings.

    January 3, 2014 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    2. The objection

    Some religious groups that include Catholics and evangelicals objected on grounds the requirement violated their religious freedom and moral beliefs.
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    Don't they realize that their money goes into a common pool of money that does pay for contraceptives for people who are not in the least affilitated with their groups? Or, the insurers can set up special accounts that are just for their use, which will only mean that they will pay higher premiums for such special treatment. We all know that any excuse to raise premiums will do.

    January 3, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    What five things? Better cover contraceptive or shut up. It is a Law. Period. Nothing gets exonerated under this law. GOP needs to stop saying obamacare, and Benghazi. People are laughing in east Asia.

    January 3, 2014 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  7. Gunderson

    Well,
    Old Gunderson know one thing about Obama Care and Contraceptives. One useful, other ain't. Can you guess which which?

    January 3, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  8. Silence DoGood

    Wow! As a company owner I get to make my own rules?
    If I was a CEO and I was morally against gun ownership I could deny insurance claims for any hunting accidents? Cool!
    If I didn't agree with Protestants, I could deny auto accident coverage on the way to that type of church. Wow!
    I could make my own fiefdom and build a moat around my company and tell those serfs how sinful they are.

    January 3, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. rs

    Does the Church want tax exempt status?

    January 3, 2014 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    All of these so called benefits to women........were used to try to buy the women's vote, in the 2012 election. There was NEVER any JUSTIFICATION for providing every woman in America, free birth control, free morning after contraception, nor any other FREE benefits..............unless they were UNABLE to afford those benefits, themselves, due to low income.

    Buying votes, is a totally unacceptable way method of politics.........and we need legislation to stop such tactics, by any and all, political parties.

    January 3, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    2. The objection

    Some religious groups that include Catholics and evangelicals objected on grounds the requirement violated their religious freedom and moral beliefs.
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    Don't they realize that their money goes into a common pool of money that does pay for contraceptives for people who are not in the least affilitated with their groups? Or, the insurers can set up special accounts that are just for their use, which will only mean that they will pay higher premiums for such special treatment. We all know that any excuse to raise premiums will do.
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    Not really true. There are 2 different funding arrangements – minimum premium and fully insured. In a fully insured policy, the insurer assumes full risk for all claims. Premiums to the insurer are much higher to the plan sponsor (the employer). Under a minimum premium policy, the plan sponsor pays the insurer for administrative services only (claim adjudication, creation of ID cards, setting up of provider networks, etc.) The monies used to pay claims comes from the plan sponsor's (employer's) bank accounts, and the premiums to the insurer is far less, since the insurer is shielded from adverse claim experience. The individual insured doesn't know (or care) since the cost to him or her is the same.

    So to make a blanket statement that monies for contraceptives are pooled regardless of the group an individual is associated to is patently false. [Drive carefully]

    January 3, 2014 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    just asking

    obamacare tramples on everybody's rights in many ways. first the government can now force its citizens to buy private products or be fined/taxed if they do not.
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    They've been making people in the warmer states buy central air conditioning in new homes for years. The morality policy have made certain that there are laws on the books that say you must wear clothes, which means that you must go out and buy some. And, if you do not wear some clothes in public, then you will be arrested and fined. Get over it. It's nothing new.

    January 3, 2014 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  13. Thomas

    @just asking
    obamacare tramples on everybody's rights in many ways. first the government can now force its citizens to buy private products or be fined/taxed if they do not. obamacare now interferes with religious groups and their prior existing relationship with their employees demanding that the religious employers violate their religious beliefs and pay for birth control and probably abortions as well. obamacare is a disaster no matter which way you look at it.

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    You don't know what your talking about ,

    Change you name to just listen

    January 3, 2014 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. GonzoinHouston

    You know, I haven't heard any of these pious executives say anything about not covering Viagra.

    January 3, 2014 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    SUPREME COURT must obey our Creator Who "is able to destroy both Soul and Body in Hell" (Matthew 10: 28)

    January 3, 2014 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |