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"The employees can then buy the coverage directly from an insurer." Joel Send a noteboard - 11/02/2012 01:25:52 AM
That, according to the article I linked, is how HI (the model it says Obama is using for his surrender) deals with this. Insurance companies are not in the business of giving things away for free, and do not dispense drugs or healthcare anyway: They just pay for it, in part. If forced. Grudgingly. At great cost to policy holders. Those are the core the problems with US healthcare, and why Obamas "healthcare reform" is such an absurd misnomer.

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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"The employees can then buy the coverage directly from an insurer." - 11/02/2012 01:25:52 AM 658 Views
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mmm... - 11/02/2012 08:20:26 PM 212 Views

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