This controversy just highlights that much deeper problem with Obamas healthcare law (or rather, the one the insurance lobby wrote and he signed.) Since the First Amendment prevents the US government forcing religious institutions to pay for things their doctrine opposes, their employees who can afford it are "free" to purchase coverage directly from insurers. "Purchasing coverage" is still a LONG way from "free medicine." It would not be free in any case, because nothing is, but a single payer plan would dramatically lower costs and increase access, as it has in every other country that adopted such a plan, without unconstitutionally forcing private entities to directly finance acts violating their religious beliefs.
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