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  •  But (1+ / 0-)
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    Betty Pinson

    giving an exception to churches, even hospitals although I doubt that one, will be but affecting a few hundred to few thousands. This is not a money issue

    •  Pulling the ENTIRE program (1+ / 0-)
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      JVolvo

      ...IS a money issue.

      Or, should I say -- a "profit" issue.

      As Jed pointed out -- there already is a religious exception in the bill. That's not what we're talking about here. Look at the bigger picture.

      •  THere is no talks at all (1+ / 0-)
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        elfling

        about pulling the entire program. Where are you coming up with that?

        •  From Jed's headline (1+ / 0-)
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          White House says Obama considering rolling back mandatory insurance coverage of contraception
          •  Have (0+ / 0-)

            you read anything other than the headline?

            •  Read and analyzed. (2+ / 0-)
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              claude, JVolvo

              When Jed says:

              Even worse, Carney says President Obama is trying to "strike the right balance between expanding coverage of preventive services and respecting religious beliefs" without acknowledging the fact that the rules announced in August already included an exemption for churches.

              He implies that contraception -- one of many preventive services -- may have been a step too far. It opens the door to eliminating that particular "preventive" service until a later date.

              From a practical standpoint -- there is no way to thread the needle of religious opinion when delivering health care to an entire nation. Thus, eliminating all contraception is the only realistic approach.

              Not that I'm buying into the idea that this has anything to do with religion.

              It has to do with money -- like everything else at the Federal level that impacts Our Corporate Overlords.

      •  The Religious Exemption... (1+ / 0-)
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        elmo

        IS the problem.  The regulations have a very narrow definitition of "religious employer".

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