Franciscan U. Drops Insurance

The healthcare plan for students at Franciscan University at Steubenville is the first casualty of the Obamacare HHS mandate.

“The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover “women’s health services” including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),” the university says in a new post on its website. “Up to this time, Franciscan University has specifically excluded these services and products from its student health insurance policy, and we will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”

“Additionally, the PPACA increased the mandated maximum coverage amount for student policies to $100,000 for the 2012-13 school year, which would effectively double your premium cost for the policy in fall 2012, with the expectation of further increases in the future,” FUS continues.

“Due to these changes in regulation by the federal government, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, the University 1) will no longer require that all full-time undergraduate students carry health insurance, 2) will no longer offer a student health insurance plan, and 3) will no longer bill those not covered under a parent/guardian plan or personal plan for student health insurance,” the college said.

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  • Ken

    Wow! That’s certainly mature. Women can just go get sick and die from simple infections, and suffer with asthma, and do their own stitches with staples if they get a cut, while the boys get to see real doctors. And we’re doing this because God loves you. Amen.

  • Ken

    Ooops, sorry. Apparently we’re withholding insured medical services from the boys, too. But God still loves you. Amen

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com Thomas L. McDonald

    You’re just kind of ranting now. Take a breath. Say a prayer. Start again.


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