I'm losing track here. I thought I got it when the Bamster's minions told the Catholic charities that their religious proscriptions of contraception didn't trump the government's prescriptions for birth control pills/devices/procedures. It mattered not what your morality dictated, the Messiah took precedence for the greater welfare. At least until the bishops of the nation developed a backbone and mustered the forces of Mother Church to send a message.
So, in a fashion which we have become familiar with over these last three years, we see the "ooops" gear once again when the administration decides that someone noticed the extent of their reach exceeded the authority of their constitutional grasp. They backed slowly away from the issue, but that's where I get confused.
As the grand Articulator and Dissembler explained it, the church will not have to provide these birth control services to their employees. It will be the insurance companies that will provide it. But, aren't the churches contracting with the insurance companies to provide the insurance? And, if the church contracts specify that birth control will NOT be part of the paid-for policy, by what authority does the insurance company provide it? And since when did they develop such benevolence as to provide free coverage for any aspect of the healthcare which they fund?
A customer opts out of a product.
A provider supplies the product in contravention of the contract.
The provider does so without compensation.
All because the government mandates it under which delegated and enumerated authority of the Constitution?
Is there now actually such a thing as a free lunch?
Which leads me to the point where I wonder if Christian Science organizations will have to provide hospitalization coverage for their employees despite their avoidance of medical consultation?