True, if anything making contraceptives covered by employers will make them more expensive in the long run. Things that aren't usually covered tend to be cheap enough to pay out of pocket. Ever been to the vet? It is not cheap but the costs aren't outrageous. Little to no insurance, for procedures that sort of are similar in humans. My cat swallowed a lego tire (not kidding) and it cost 400 dollars for intestinal surgery. Imagine how much intestinal surgery would cost in a human. Probably more. But with insurance in the thousands. There's no reason it shouldn't be too much higher.No one is forcing the religion on anyone...IF the employees that work for HL want contraceptives they can go to the store and buy them. Or, work for someone else. Me not buying something for you that my religion is against, is not restricting you from buying it yourself.
My two main problems with Obamacare have nothing to do with what conservatives usually cite. It is not socialized medicine and to suggest so is ridiculous. It is a giant giveaway to big corporations. That being said it is not the mandate.
The two problems with Obamacare as followed.
1. Keeps the framework of an employer based system. Tax benefits that go to corporations should go to individuals. This is keeping us stuck in 1946! Employer based system is among the worst economic ideas ever concocted and ranks slightly behind the lump of labor fallacy on my list of economic bunko. I'd take ANYTHING over that highly inefficient system that is literally crippling our economy as we speak. I'd prefer a true free market system where insurance is portable and there is a tendency to major medical and health savings accounts but I'd take the Canadian system if the only two options were it and the status quo.
2. Obama is forcing insurance to be "comprehensive" and cover more and more things. He is effectively outlawing major medical and liberals are saying high deductibles are "unfair." Really? They keep people fiscally responsible and from overconsuming on health care like Americans do. If you will see the cost of your care more often maybe you will not eat that hot dog or smoke that cigarette. By making things "comprehensive" it is simply passed on in the premiums and this leads to demand for government regulation of personal behavior.