Does Obama understand how insurance works???

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    President Obama is scheduled to announce Friday afternoon a revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control, changing the onus on who pays for contraception from employers to insurance companies.
    Obama to announce revamp of contraception policy - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    SO let's see how that might work.

    religious hospital contracts for health insurance for employees.
    BUT some employees want birth control pills.
    OK it would seem the insurance company will need two sets of books then.
    1) for employees that don't want.
    2) for employees that do want contraceptives.

    So if the employer DOES NOT want to pay for contraceptives, WHERE will the money
    come from to pay for the contraceptives?

    Because the company doesn't keep two sets of books now they will have to have then :
    One set for premiums and payments for employees NOT wanting contraceptives
    One set for premiums and payments for employees WANTING contraceptives.

    NOW mind you religious employer that objects to paying for contraceptives will
    require the insurance company to prove NO co-mingling of FUNDS i.e. that can't
    have their payments being used for contraceptives!

    That's the ONLY way I can see where the Insurance companies can be the one responsible for paying for contraceptives!
     
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    He likes the idea of playing like the guy doing the three cards on the table. No matter which card you choose, it is wrong
     
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    Wish I could rep ya for that one.

    All these idiots patting themselves on the back for a 'compromise'.... Hell, he did'nt have a right to do it n the first place!
     
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    You're missing the bigger picture here. "The President" doesn't have the authority to just proclaim that a church, or an insurance company, must do something.


    There is something called Congress and a Constitution, but our Dear Leader doesn't want to be bothered by either.
     
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    Novel idea here I know, but how about every employer just buys the coverage he wants for his employees? If Catholic institutions dont want to cover contraceptives, they don't have to. And their insurance will cost less too. If non-religious institutions want to cover abortions, they can do that. And their insurance will cost more.
    The whole thing is absurd. Contraceptives really shouldn't be covered to begin with. they aren't that costly and adding them to a policy makes them much mroe expensive.
     
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    You think we have annual Trillion plus deficits because Obama's smart and informed?
     
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    YOU are describing "free market" and that according to Obama's exact words..
    I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.”
    Barack Obama on single payer in 2003 | Physicians for a National Health Program
    NOT what Obama WANTS much less does he UNDERSTAND that by being in favor of
    destroying 1,400 insurance companies nationally, he will also destroy:
    $100 billion in Federal,state,local and your local property taxes raised due to these companies forced out of business along with the 1 million+ employees, agents and other people associated with health insurance!

    But many of us critics of Obamacare considered that the original premise that most people still think is true, i.e. 50 million+ "uninsured" is totally false when considering:
    1) 10 million are People NOT citizens of the USA!
    2) 14 million are people ALREADY COVERED by Medicaid!
    3) 18 million people counted as UNINSURED could afford health insurance BUT
    don't want to buy or be forced to by nor health wise NEED to buy health insurance!
    42 million counted as "uninsured" are either not citizens, already covered or didn't want
    health insurance nor need it!

    YET the BIGGEST cost driver $600 billion "defensive medicine" costs was NOT addressed and the culprit..Obama/Congress receiving $300 million in 2008 from
    ambulance chasing millionaire lawyers that MAKE $100 billion from lawsuits which 90% of physicians say is why they order duplicate tests, etc. i.e."$600 billion" in defnesive medicine!
    National tort reform would KNOCK easily $100 billion a year from insurance companies costs which would directly LOWER premiums!
    Tort reform would KNOCK $100 billion from Medicare!

    Did you know some hospitals mark up their Medicare claims by 6,000% ?
     
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    You do know that after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn't provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, around 90% of companies with 15 employees or more complied. So your point is mute.
     
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    The point is MOOT, not mute. Look it up. Oh yeah, no it is not moot.

    http://grammar.about.com/od/alightersideofwriting/a/mootmutegloss.htm
     
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    What a wonderful way to wage war against The Vatican while casting an illusion that he isn't sending troops....well, at least browshirts.
     

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