Obamacare Doesn't Apply…. *NWR*

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think they’re still litigating that… but I didn’t think the religious exemption applied to Catholic universities? At least not as the law stands now…

ETA: This seems like a good way to find out what your insurance will cover… and the National Women’s Law Center, too, to find out whether what they’re doing is legal. 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@FutureDrAtkins:  I’m pretty sure that the religious institutions are able to opt out, but your insurance still has to cover it (but not charge the institution)???  I’m pretty sure I heard that this is the resolution to that whole problem – technically the institution doesn’t have their “religious rights” *eyeroll* violated, but the person who just happens to attend or work for a religious institution is not punished for it….

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@FutureDrAtkins:  Most colleges and universities are not for profit, thought they may not seem like it.  Exceptions are places like the University of Phoenix, ITT Tech, ECPI, etc.  

I work in higher ed and recall this being recently upheld as part of the exceptions to ACA.  I’m really sorry it’s affecting you this way.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@FutureDrAtkins:  Hmm.  That begs me to question, if your doctor will write a statement of medical necessity, can your insurance still deny coverage?  I have previously had BC as a medical device and had to have a letter frmo my doctor in order to force the insurance company to cover it.  This was 15 years ago when I was a teenager, but still… something to think about?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is really shitty, they should not be opt out of covering certain things they don’t agree with because of religion.  Especially when it comes to health care.  If the old biddies running the university don’t want birth control, they shouldn’t take it, but they can’t dictate what medications others take for their health. I’m sure people would be outraged if an emplyer who was mormon did not want employee health insurance to cover a blood transfusion…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mother worked for a Catholic hospital when she was just married.  She paid out of pocket for her birth control and we were very well planned 3.5 years apart.  She had the choice to work there or at another hospital in the area.  Her employer was unabashedly Catholic and made no secret that they would not cover contraceptives so it was all employees’ choice to work there with that restriction or not. 

You could also attend a non-religious school or get a job with an employer who’s beliefs align with yours more closely. 

I get that its frustrating, but it’s like forcing AA to provide beer at meetings because someone asked for it. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  Exactly, a person’s freedom of religion should not restric another persons freedoms.  And if every erection caused by Viagra does not result in a child being born, they shouldn’t cover that for men.

 

@almostmrsj:  It is absolutely not like forcing AA to provide beer. A person’s medical choices for health care are private and no one should be able to dictate what health care they can and cannot have based on religion.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

absolutely ridiculous. i would fight it. that’s just plain bullshit. is your insurance through the school?

i’m sorry you’re dealing with this, OP.

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