Skip to main content

View Diary: Obamacare glitch puts Republicans in a bind (57 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  But the church doesn't have to make (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    True North, Dallasdoc, splashy

    Their own health insurance plan in order to offer that good insurance to their employees. The insurers in the exchange are available to them. It's only churches that want to create specialized health plans that exclude certain coverages that want to be able to add their own custom plans to the exchange.

    •  That's not true at all. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      radical simplicity
      It's only churches that want to create specialized health plans that exclude certain coverages that want to be able to add their own custom plans to the exchange.
      I know that the clergy/staff health plan for the Episcopal Church, one of the denominations calling for this change, doesn't try to exclude any kind of coverage—and particularly not birth control or contraceptive services, which is what I'm sure you're alluding too here. They just want to stay with their own current plans rather than making their clergy and staff change to the exchange plans.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:25:06 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  They're a large enough employer (0+ / 0-)

        They could consider joining a private exchange, if none of the existing plans in the state exchanges are appealing.

        •  Why not just give their employees... (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          radical simplicity

          ...the federal subsidies for the plans they're already on?

          That seems to me like a much simpler solution than forcing all of these denominations' employees to change health care providers.

          "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

          by JamesGG on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:46:39 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  I'm fine with the simple solution (0+ / 0-)

            Though I'm not comfortable with the goal of some organizations to prevent certain coverage.

            It is kind of surprising to know that there is a big group of people who have had a stable insurance plan long enough to be concerned about switching. Most of us have had our insurance change so many times in the last decade that it would almost feel wrong to not have to change plans at the end of the plan year.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site