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  •  because they still have to pay (3+ / 0-)
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    red moon dog, Schneewolfe, Creosote

    No matter what, if HL offers health insurance as a benefit to its employees, that health insurance will include contraceptive coverage. HL may not be paying for it in an itemized direct sort of way, but as long as the insurance company has to supply the coverage, the insurance company will adjust its rates accordingly. HL ends up paying no matter what.

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    by mdsiamese on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 03:18:45 PM PDT

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    •  But they knew all this when they brought the case. (1+ / 0-)
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      This is the outcome they expected all along.

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      by Fickle on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 03:21:32 PM PDT

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    •  Will they have to pay? (1+ / 0-)
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      As I recall, Hobby Lobby is self-insured so an administrative fix to force third-party insurance companies to pay for contraception might not apply to HL. Even if it does, I would expect to see them back in court whining that the new rule forces them to abort 1 hour old unimplanted "babies" for the slutty-sluts because they have to pay directly as self-insurers.

      Except when they pay all of their Chinese suppliers who run abortion mills as part of the sweatshop assembly line to keep those cheap plastic gimcracks flowing to 'Murica. That's just bidness, ya know.

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      by Krotor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 03:34:53 PM PDT

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      •  How does the rule address self-funded plans? (0+ / 0-)

        In this case, there could be stop loss or indemnity insurance covering the employer's losses (costs) above a specified level.  Is such an insurer obligated to provide free contraceptive coverage?  What if there is no insurer involved?

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