Originally Posted by patteeu
The author identifies another layer of problems for social conservatives once SSM becomes a reality. If it were just a matter of not forcing churches to perform SSM it would be pretty easy to resolve. But what happens when a private religious organization (e.g. a catholic hospital) wants to provide private insurance coverage for employees and their spouses? Will they be forced to provide it for same sex spouses or will they be allowed to use their own view of marriage to define their benefit program?
The coverage would be part of AHC and as with those organizations that refuse to offer abortion coverage, the government will not be able to force the church (which ever flavor you decide to call the church) should not be forced to provide coverage for behavior that does not fit with their doctrine. Besides, by the time that SSM makes it to the forefront the government will be the sole provider of health insurance and nobody will be offering alternative coverages.
If you can understand the coverage of ACH you first have to get through the 2,700 pages of the act itself and then the 17,000 pages of the unreadable references and rules that are attached. If you want to talk about abortion, the AHC is it.