A Catholic university in Ohio said Tuesday it is being forced to end a student health insurance program over the Obama administration's contraception mandate and costs associated with other provisions of the health care overhaul.
Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, said it has so far excluded contraceptive services and products from its health insurance policy for students and will not participate in a plan that “requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”
So at what point will institutions of learning be mandated to offer insurance for its students? I wonder what would be the argument for mandating that a private university do so. However, under Obama, I don not think he needs an argument - "because it is a right" seems to suffice.
As the article points out, most students decline the health insurance offered anyway. Franciscan University is a conservative, Catholic institution - I would be happy to have my kids go there.