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  •  What if Hobby Lobby gave it's employees (0+ / 0-)

    vouchers to pay for 60% of a qualifying plan of the exchanges. What would be the qualitative difference between that and and an employee cash from their Hobby Lobby paycheck to buy contraceptives. It would be clearly an employee choice. HL could say they were washing their hands of the decision, that the "sin" was something that the employees have chosen to do.

    But even if Hobby Lobby didn't contest this at all, and simply provided the qualifying coverage, it is still an employees choice. Is an employee required to purchase contraceptives just because it's a provided for service? If an employee agrees with the position of HL that contraceptives are immoral, they won't avail themselves of the opportunity. If they disagree it's none of HL's business and more than it is if an employee likes to have a beer after work.

    Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

    by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 12:19:30 PM PST

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    •  I didn't proofread the above at all. sorry. (0+ / 0-)

      What if Hobby Lobby gave it's employees vouchers to pay for 60% of a qualifying plan on the exchanges? What would be the qualitative difference between that and and an employee using cash from their Hobby Lobby paycheck to buy contraceptives? It would be clearly an employee choice. HL could say they were washing their hands of the decision, that the "sin" was something that the employee had chosen to do.

      But even if Hobby Lobby didn't contest this this in court at all, and simply provided the qualifying coverage, contraceptives are still an employee individual choice. Is an employee required to purchase contraceptives just because it's a provided for service? If an employee agrees with the position of HL that contraceptives are immoral, they they won't avail themselves of the opportunity. If they disagree with HL's moral stance, then they may choose to use contraceptives and consider it no more of their employer's business than if they have a beer after work, paid for with money earned at Hobby Lobby.

      Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

      by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 12:31:34 PM PST

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