Will more universities drop health insurance?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:54
- Date May 17, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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We told you about this story yesterday Catholic university in Ohio dropping health insurance for its students.
Because of obamacare -- now another Catholic university also considering dropping their coverage.
Officials at -- Maria university down in Florida.
Say the rules of obamacare violate the religious beliefs and will be a burden on students joining me now Peter Johnson junior boys so it seems to me.
Another we have two institutions -- are we looking at a small Catholic college trend.
To stop providing health insurance to the students.
I think you're looking at at at a trend that's going to increase and I think there's going to be a militant seeing.
That occurs in selling and see what does that well and don't see and didn't -- means that when a person comes to a priest.
Or -- nun -- administrator of the bed at a school at one of these Catholic schools and says listen.
I believe that Biden might be pregnant.
And so I would like a pill.
To terminate that pregnancy.
And the health center won't give me that pill.
And the priest of the none of the ministry says no we're Catholic university we're not gonna give you that pill that will terminate the child because we believe.
As Mother Teresa did that the poorest of the poor is the child in the won't.
And so we're making a choice between the poorest of the poor the child in the womb and people who need health services.
And so the same as a matter of conscientious.
We refuse to comply.
With the obamacare mandate.
And then you have a lawsuit.
And then it goes to to a federal court then it goes to a Circuit Court and it goes to -- Supreme Court the United States.
Where this had -- determination whether the religious exemption.
That the Obama administration is -- to some Catholics should be granted to all said the militants he is what part the militant C is is to say yes.
-- the law comes into effect.
And we're not -- -- comply with the law because it violates our religious conscience and it's a violation.
Of the First Amendment and we want to take it all the way to the supreme toward what's.
Gonna happen is that a lot of these students and we'll probably end up being on their parents.
Health insurance policy which they would be before obamacare isn't as a dependent of of their parents so most of them but the issue is cost -- -- these if not only their right you know key cabinet to receive saying -- violation of our religious believes.
But also the cost you actually right then and what the Franciscan university is Tuberville said through -- -- can preach that run it.
It's gonna triple our cost because now we have to have higher limits for the students they'll say we'll treat a student -- an emergent condition.
At our clinic if they need further care than they need to get through the -- through the insurance provided.
By the family or by themselves individually but we're not -- -- provide.
The kind of -- -- -- that the federal government wants us to provide right got to wrap up their Peter Johnson have a great weekend to.