In its decision to drop coverage, the school cited the contraception mandate, but also a requirement that the maximum coverage amount be increased to $100,000 for policyholders — claiming that would have made premiums skyrocket. A university official told Fox News Radio the students’ basic $600 policy was going to double in cost in the fall and triple next year and that the school’s insurance provider said the increases were the result of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“This is putting people in a position where they are having to choose between their faith and their morality, and now an unjust cost,” said Mike Hernon, the school’s vice president of advancement. “These sorts of regulations from the government are forcing our hand in a way that’s really wrong.”
ObamaCare violated the school’s religious freedom, and priced it right out of the health care market — two things ObamaCare was not advertised to do. But rRelax, these students who lose their coverage can just jump on their parents’ policies until they reach 26 years of age. That, in turn, will drive costs up on the parents’ plan, and some of them may get dropped or priced out of the market. But hey, at least HHS is there to make sure that any positive ObamaCare outcomes get proper publicity.
Remember when Obama promised that if you liked your health care, you could keep it? Yeah, that was a good one.