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Madness: In America, Your Boss Can Cite a Religious Objection to Your Health Care


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When Obamacare — aka, the Affordable Care Act — became law in 2010, it mandated coverage of birth control but co-payments.

Some employers didn’t like the rule, and Hobby Lobby hated it so much that the company filed a lawsuit to stop it. Company owners pronounced they didn’t trust in contraception and claimed that covering it for womanlike employees disregarded their eremite freedom.

Understand, the Obama administration went to great lengths to free churches and church-related institutions from the rule, while still guaranteeing their womanlike employees the right to birth control if they wanted it.

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Then the Supreme Court stepped in, siding with Hobby Lobby and statute that “closely held” companies with eremite objections could join eremite employers in incompatible birth control from their insurance plans.

Now the Trump administration has left a hulk step further. They’re now allowing any and all businesses, including publicly traded ones, to also bring “religious or dignified objections” in denying their employees contraception coverage.

Wait a minute.

Corporations not only have eremite leisure but now dignified principles, too? we didn’t even know they went to church, and I’m flattering certain I’ve never seen one get down on its knees and pray.

On the other hand, we know women — who are tangible people — have eremite leisure under the Constitution, too. What about their right not to be forced to crawl to their employers’ eremite beliefs or rarely think “moral” principles?

Massachusetts, California, and the ACLU have filed lawsuits to stop the rollback. Good luck. Besides Hobby Lobby, the regressive infancy in the Supreme Court ruled years ago in the Citizens United case that companies have inherent rights, and they’ve consistently ruled in preference of their corporate buddies over women in practice taste cases.

On top of that, 6 of the 9 justices are male, and many of them of rather regressive eremite persuasions. The contingency demeanour to be built against women.

Expanding supposed corporate citizen rights deeper into health caring could eventually impact everybody, not just women.

Christian Scientists are against to all kinds of medical treatment, including for diabetes, cancer, and meningitis. Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t trust in blood transfusions. There are positively other eremite taboos on medical procedures.

Enterprising businesses that wish to save income could bring “religious freedom” to bar probably any medical diagnosis from their insurance plans. Surgery, antibiotics, immunizations — you name it.

Where will it end? We don’t know. Even if the lawsuits are eventually successful, a decision could take years.

All we know is that we don’t wish my area corporate citizen making my health caring decisions.

 

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