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Catholic College Drops Student Insurance Due to Obamacare

Recorded on May 16, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

About 26-hundred college students are losing their health insurance because of Obamacare.

Just west of Pittsburgh is Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic college which formerly offered insurance to students. But not anymore. It's being discontinued this fall because Obama insists that church-affiliated schools—among other employers—must include birth control and morning-after abortion pills in their health care plans.

That directly violates Catholic beliefs. So instead the university is ending student health coverage.

Obama's so-called “accommodation” of religious beliefs indeed says churches don't have to offer this coverage—but church-affiliated schools must. And church-connected hospitals. And charities.

To the Administration, freedom of religion is limited to actual worship. If churches try to serve others through education, medicine, or charity, they say that's not part of freedom of religion.

How absurd!

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.