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-- new fallout this morning in the standoff between the White House and Catholic institutions.
Franciscan university which is a Catholic university in -- -- Ohio.
Becomes the first school now this happened late yesterday.
To scrap its entire health care plan for students.
Because of the health care law school leaders saying that the law is simply driving their cost too high.
And also the issue of the contraception mandate.
Infringes they are saying -- their religious freedom here's some of that listen.
We were the first Catholic university to take the oath of fidelity and so if we're in the classroom in our our our sciences and -- -- program saying one thing.
And then we're telling our students that were doing something else with our money.
-- this is unconscionable I would have never mention that in this -- and Asian America at the federal government would compel us to do something against -- religious beliefs.
Ago joined now by Father Jonathan Morris who attended Franciscan university is Roman Catholic priest and a Fox News contributor welcome.
You know I'm here.
So basically it is that there's two elements to this then there's the financial Allen and and eight we spoke about this and -- -- you said that that the university claims that it costs would just be simply get into hot air being priced out.
Of covering students with their health care plan.
Michael Herman who full disclosures friend of -- had to know that who's going to be on or before me but I do go to school him.
-- told told me that the problem here it is primarily a financial one.
And that is that.
They were told that that.
The health care plan that the offered to students was going to double in price next year and that is going to triple.
But -- after that.
And they had a policy requiring students to have health care and they said.
-- what it's unconscionable also for us to force students to pay for something that is so exorbitant in price and then of course the issue.
That one this health care law does going to place then there's also going to be the mandate.
That this institution provide things -- -- -- -- conscience in -- is -- -- as a country.
In the university offered.
A fairly low cost health care plan for kids who did not have a plan who work on their parents' plan and the planet they were offering.
Did not include contraception is part of that plants and now because of this new health care plan is put into place.
Under the new log they would be forced when they -- their plan to include -- services right that is true that that that would not that that's a deal breaker.
That's true now -- obviously increase the cost for the insurance company but also pick up -- insurance company.
Under the new law would have to increase the total amount -- pay out up to a 100000 dollars and then eventually to an unlimited amount of coverage.
And then the university is telling students they have to buy into that so in other words I I think the moral issue is not only this question of what is in the -- can't.
The health care plan.
But also when you're university in your -- didn't you have to -- something that they can't afford.
That's also -- moral issue and they're saying you what we're gonna get out of this business all together.
Students that you find health insurance however you'd like to order a kind of force you to buy something so it.
And that they they had a sort of you know catastrophic coverage kind of plan a kind of low cost plan of the students were able to afford but under the law now if you offer.
Health care it has to go up 200000 dollars and then eventually as you say it has to want to on limited coverage in the future.
And that you know it it it seems to -- this university is not unlike many small businesses across the country when they -- how they're -- afford.
This kind of unlimited coverage they -- -- where they say.
We just we can't we can't physically do it.
And that and -- -- south course is people on two in a sort of a collective that's right you know in my head that's why I think when at any time we're -- about fiscal decisions or budgets.
There's also going to be moral and ethical consequences right of whether or not you're able to provide something for your students in this case for example.
And so although it's it's sounds very good to say we're gonna provide free health care for all or whatever happens to be.
Or we're -- -- increased the amount of coverage gonna get.
But who's gonna pay for that and whether -- -- the question is whether or not those people will be able to pay -- weathered institution will be able to pay for it.
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