Breaking Gnus: Employers may deny coverage based on religious beliefs.

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.

Tyndale House Publishers is a for-profit corporation, owned by a non-profit charitable foundation created later.

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.

3 thoughts on “Breaking Gnus: Employers may deny coverage based on religious beliefs.

  1. This is pure, unadulterated horsecrap. It is no different than a business being allowed to deny service to customers based on religious belief. “Sorry, buddy but I don’t need to serve you lunch because my church says so.” We are a nation of laws that apply to all, not a bunch of libertarians with helter skelter religious beliefs who get to do whatever their sky fairy says is cool.

    • This is disgusting. So are the comments posted to that rag. What if an employer is Christian scientist????? No treatment at all??? This is effing INSANE. These bastards will do ANYTHING to ruin Obama. The President who won. The majority who voted for him.

  2. I say go ahead, “violate their beliefs.” Some beliefs NEED violating, and the above-described is one of them.

    No one mandates that anyone else MUST use contraception (although I might support such a setup if the mandate was directed toward, say, Republicans, wingnuts, Christers, etc.); the employer who doesn’t believe in contraception doesn’t have to use it, but just because he/she/it doesn’t believe in it has nothing to do with the right of employees to believe any way they might choose, even if it happens to be contrary to employer’s sky fairy nonsensical pretense.

    Healthcare MUST come to be considered a universal right, absolutely. And no one — be it church, employer, government, or anyone else — should ever have a say in individual and personal matters, particularly when it comes to healthcare. Well, ok, save for me, maybe — I’d like to deny Rush Limbaugh’s insurance coverage for his Viagra, but … well, you know. 😉

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