As a practicing Catholic, Mr. Doheny says he is outraged over requirements the health plans of faith based employers have to provide things like contraception, morning-after pills and sterilization which may be against the beliefs of the employer.
It's part of ObamaCare and the outrage is part of the latest GOP/FOX News outrage. Actually there are other things in ObamaCare that could be considered troublesome although not as emotional.
For instance, the City Council is restricted in implementing new contribution percentages for new hires because to do so would eliminate a "grandfather" clause for publicly run health plan. If the contributions are changed too much even for new hires, the guidance is that a whole slew of preventive medicine procedures would have to be included in what is covered. While the theory is this would decrease costs long term, in the short term it would raise costs.
This runs the risk of derailing the implementation of 25% contribution levels for new management hires. It also creates a situation where single person plans can pay up to 26% towards premiums but family plans only 19%. This increases the effective subsidy of family plan employees and may prompt employers to look even more favorably on hiring single people or married people where the prospective employee is on another plan.
There are all sorts of unintended consequences to the mandates of ObamaCare. Some may seem nice, but they are costly and take away choices traditionally made closer to home.
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