Am I missing something? A recent letter appeared on mandated health insurance coverage and its impact on the First Amendment.
If a health insurance policy covers a service and the policy does not mandate using it, how do you lose the protection of the First Amendment?
The First Amendment was written to protect a citizen's right to make a personal choice. I am amazed that someone would write such a letter concerning personal freedom when religious freedom is a choice we paid for at such a high price. No one is forced to belong to a religion in America.
To suggest that we are not capable of making serious decisions is insulting. Yes, we know, we understand, and we can decide for ourselves.
The bedrock of our Constitution is freedom, not submission. If an insurance service is offered and the employer is required to include a service, which is not mandatory for the policyholder, it's between the individual policyholder and his conscience.
My Medicare coverage does not force me to have a heart transplant if I don't need one. Thank God I have Medicare. I just underwent surgery.
I expect that the health care program will be gutted when faced with the voting power of organized groups. That's when we lose the First Amendment and freedom of choice.
Hilton Head Island