Thursday, May 4, 2017

A different aspect of the attack on Obamacare

The revolting Feodor Karamazov in the White House comes through for the most chaste and holy Little Sisters of the Poor.

The employer coverage requirements in Obamacare were already absurdly indulgent of the demands of the religious.

This further indulgence will strike many of his supporters as a case of The Duce keeping his most sacred promises.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration required employee healthcare plans to offer coverage for a range of contraceptive devices and services.

However, it offered an exemption for groups with a religious mission that opposed contraception on moral grounds.

To claim the exemption, an organization simply had to notify the health department that it would not cover contraception.

But many religious groups objected to even notifying the government that they didn’t intend to cover contraceptive.

Because the government would make alternate arrangements to cover their employees, those groups argued, it was tantamount to the employers providing the coverage themselves.

In spring 2016, the supreme court heard a challenge to the exemption process from a group of nuns known as the Little Sisters of the Poor.

The court, which was ideologically divided after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, declined to rule on the principles at the heart of the case and instead directed the government and the Little Sisters to reach a compromise.

Trump’s order is expected to spur the health department to fully accommodate the Little Sisters and similar religious groups in their demands.

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