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Catholic University Cancels Health Insurance for Students, Thanks to Obamacare

by Jenny Erikson on May 17, 2012 at 7:36 PM

healthcare postcardIn a move that should shock no one that’s been paying attention to the abomination that is Obamacare, a Catholic university has declined to continue insuring students who do not have their own coverage themselves or through their parents plans. Franciscan University of Steubenville has stated that due to increases in cost, as well as for religious purposes, it will no longer be covering uninsured students. It has also dropped its mandate that all students must have health insurance.

The statement 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. ... 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.

But, but, but … unicorn dreams and puppy dog kisses! Where’s my free stuff? How dare this school stand on their outdated morals and icky religion and deny young women the opportunity to have taxpayer-funded protected sex? Who do they think they are?

I’ll let you in on a secret: Students don’t have to attend a religious institute for higher learning. If they want to go to a school that subsidizes their birth control, then they should go to a school that does that. Or pay the $9 a month themselves. They could even go the radical route and insist that the guy they’re doing spring for the condoms (which are passed out like candy at Planned Parenthood anyway). 

Obamacare isn’t about freedom of choice -- it limits choice. It says one size fits all, and if you think it doesn’t, then boo-hoo for you. It will drive up the cost of health care to the point where institutions and businesses will no longer be able to afford to offer it. How’s that for hope and change?

Franciscan University is just the tip of the iceberg. We’re going to see more and more entities opting out of coverage, either for moral or religious reasons, or because they simply can’t afford it. Silly doctors, wanting to be paid for their services and all.

Barack Obama’s Julia might have a great life where Big Daddy Government takes care of her from womb to tomb, but that’s not reality. The reality of Obamacare is that it’s not affordable, it’s unsustainable, and it ultimately limits free choice. That is not moving forward.

 

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Filed Under: barack obama, education, health care, planned parenthood

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  • juicy...
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    juicyjaney

    May 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM
    maybe the students want to attend the school because it's a tradition in their family, or maybe just because they like what the institute of higher learning offers?...students don't pick their schools based on whether or not the schools offer free birth control. and as you should know, being a woman and all, there are some people that need birth control for medical reasons. also, let me know where i can pick up this magical $9 bc, because when i didn't have insurance, i payed $80 a month and that was the generic brand. some women have to take what is best for their bodies, and often times, that's not the cheapest available.
  • juicy...
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    juicyjaney

    May 17, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    oh, of course, i should have known this was written by woman-hating jenny.


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    Sirena Robinson

    May 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Janey, most pharmacies offer the generic of Orthotricyclen for $9 per month now. My sister takes it, so I know. But I agree, I had to be on Lybrel because of endometriosis and PCOS, which was $900 for one prescription without insurance. Try that one on for size. Personally, I think insurers should cover BC and sterilization(which includes IUDs fyi), BUT that having been said, I don't think the government should mandate it. Kinda takes away the free market concept, imo. I don't agree with Obamacare in principal, but ot because of some moral objection to BC. I have Mirena, to keep me from getting pregnant, and I think all women who don't want to conceive should practice safe sex. I DON'T want the government involved in requiring my insurance company to cover it. If I don't like my policy, I can find another. If anything, I think a good compromise would be for insurance companies to cover it for women who need it to treat a medical condition, like PCOS or endometriosis. And when will people get it through thier heads that Plan B is NOT the abortion pill. That's RU 486. *smh* and I'm a REPUBLICAN!. lol.


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    billsfan1104

    May 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM
    Waiting for the hateful responses that will just call Jenny an idiot, or wish harm to her or a host of others things, because they are incappable of a debate.
  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    May 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM
    To the article, they only have Obama and that chick who testified on Capital Hill her name escapes me.
    I agree with parts of Obamacare, like preexisting conditions. But insurance is really suppose to be there for something catastrophic, not the day to day things. That include tylenol, birth control, viagra and so forth.
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    HockeyMomNJ

    May 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM
    Anyone else think Jenny has multiple personality disorder?? This goes beyond paying for your own birth control. This school won't offer coverage for anything now. Healthcare and insurance will keep skyrocketting, and the poor people who can't afford it will have to pay a penalty............. Way to go Obama. Hope you don't break ur arm patting yourself of the back.............
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    manderspanders

    May 17, 2012 at 8:24 PM
    Billsfan, I acyually agree with you. The problem is that people have forgotten that concept and expect a doctor to fix every little thing instead of taking personal responsibility to keep themselves as well as possible (the mentality that if something goes wrong, a pill can always fix it). I'm a nurse, so I see it firsthand. I don't owe anyone free birth control just as no one owes me free blood pressure meds (I have hypertension caused by hormonal birth control...that I no longer take). I'm glad this Catholic University stood its ground and didn't back down from its values. Unfortunately, I believe the end goal of Obamacare IS to have employers drip coverage to force the public to either buy into the exchanges or go on Medicaid... And that isn't good for any of us.
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    Anon.

    May 17, 2012 at 8:35 PM
    So, you're complaining that Obama is forcing people into a one size fits all scenario, and then you go and do the same thing? Not all women can have the 9$ birth control. Why? Because it's medication and sometimes that particular brand doesn't work with people. Stop playing doctor and telling people what they should be putting in their bodies.
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    Cakegirl0905

    May 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM
    Yeah, keep those girls off those whore pills! And deny them pap smears too! How dare they have female reproductive systems and go to a catholic college?
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    t0vanal

    May 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Even before I saw the author I knew who wrote this one....  So you don't agree with birth control....  do you agree with funding the children who come out of not having birth control?  Guess which one is MORE expensive to society as a whole. ...... So the question is would you rather  fund the birth control or the consequences of not having birth control.  If you're smart you choose the "Obamacare" version.


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