Catholic institutions of higher learning, such as Franciscan University in Ohio and Ave Maria University in Florida, have dropped their health care plans due to moral objections against ObamaCare’s mandated contraception benefits. Last week, the non-denominational Clearwater Christian College in Tampa, Florida announced it would more than double the premiums charged to some students for health care coverage, as a result of ObamaCare’s mandated benefit increases.
Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Louise Randofsky describes a similar situation at another college in Kansas:
Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., this past year offered a 12-month plan that cost students $445, while capping payouts at $10,000. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Obama administration said the payout cap must be at least $100,000. Bethany said students would have had to pay more than $2,000 to get that new level of coverage.