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Old Feb 13, '12, 10:36 pm
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Default Ethical Health Insurance

Can someone help me find health insurance in California that conforms to Catholic morality? I just found out that if an insurer covers prescriptions in California, it must cover contraceptives. I want to drop my present policy and find a truly Catholic one if possible. Otherwise, I am considering going without health insurance. Thanks in advance for any helpful ideas.
Old Feb 14, '12, 12:33 am
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Default Re: Ethical Health Insurance

Originally Posted by Cathy View Post
I am considering going without health insurance.
In a few years illicit laws will go into effect making such a prospect almost impossible.
But there are some people, nevertheless−−and I am one of them−− who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe.
Heretics by G.K. Chesterton
Old Feb 14, '12, 8:43 am
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DO NOT go without health insurance. That could ruin you financially. If you want to fight the issue, do so by writing your congressmen, get involved, etc. But don't drop your health insurance.
Old Feb 14, '12, 3:33 pm
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Otherwise, I am considering going without health insurance. Thanks in advance for any helpful ideas.
Going without health insurance would be like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Old Feb 23, '12, 5:57 pm
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Default Re: Ethical Health Insurance

if you don't want contraceptives, don't use them.

going without insurance involves taking a huge monetary risk, as noclevername pointed out. think this through: if you now have to pay full price for all your health care, money that you could be donating to your church, to charities or to political groups that support your beliefs will now be going into the pockets of the same people who make money from producing and prescribing those pills. if you end up seriously injured, or get diagnosed with any number of ailments, you'll end up being one of those people in the ER with tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills that go unpaid. then because of that debt, you'll end up on some sort of government assistance. or if you don't like the idea of stealing (not paying your bills) or stealing (being on welfare), you'll just die early because you won't be able to afford treatment.

from a purely business perspective, it makes zero sense to not supply contraceptives. the customers they'd gain from people like us would not even come close to the customers they wouldn't gain from people who want the stuff. nearly half of americans get insurance through their employer, anyway, which effectively removes choice since it's usually much cheaper that way.

as inego said, it'll be a moot point anyway, unless the supreme court manages to surprise me..

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