Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fact-Check This!

    The White House put out a Fact Sheet on the new "compromise" HHS rule on insurance coverage mandates for religious institutions.  The document ends with this:
The new regulation will require insurance companies to cover contraception if the non-exempted religious organization chooses not to. Under the policy:
  • Religious organizations will not have to provide contraceptive coverage or refer their employees to organizations that provide contraception. [Because the insurance company they pay to provide coverage will do these things.]
  • Religious organizations will not be required to subsidize the cost of contraception. [What cost? The same fact sheet says "One study found that covering contraception lowered premiums by 10 percent or more."  The insurance company comes out ahead!  Woohoo!]
  • Contraception coverage will be offered to women by their employers’ insurance companies directly, with no role for religious employers who oppose contraception.  [No role, except to continue to employ the women, since without that employment, she would not have the coverage in the first place.]
  • Insurance companies will be required to provide contraception coverage to these women free of charge. [Again.  As long as she's employed... by the religious institution... but it's none of their business anyway...]
Kinda makes you look at "facts" in a whole new light.

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