Judge Reggie B. Walton said the Obama administration’s contraceptive coverage mandate puts companies that companies such as Illinois-based Tyndale House Publishers in an “untenable position” — either violate their beliefs, or face major penalties for failing to comply.
From what I’ve read, and I haven’t found the original ruling, the judge’s ruling, if allowed to stand, would mean that virtually any employer may deny coverage for any medical treatment, so long as that denial is based on their beliefs. Beliefs. Corporate beliefs. For-profit Corporate beliefs.
We must, absolutly must, break away from the notion that employment and health care co-joined at the hip. Health care should not be left to the whims of the “job creators.” It should be a Universal Right.