Mormons: Cirrhosis of the liver – not covered.
Catholics: Unwed maternity – not covered.
Scientologists: Mental health – not covered.
Baptists: Ex-gay therapy – covered!
Shamans: Peyote – covered!
Christian Scientist: Nothing – covered.
Please feel free to add to the list.
Whose healthcare needs do we marginalize next? Which large organization gets to decide which religious beliefs suppress human progress? Which of your friends gets branded a dissenter because the company you both work for disagrees with the decisions they’ve come to with their doctor?
You’re fine because you fit just great with your employer’s religious beliefs. Your friend with a medical dilemma that pits them against even their own religious convictions, takes an option you’d never understand.
But you’d never know any of the details of this private medical issue if your friend hadn’t been blocked from receiving care due to a Supreme Court decision that your employer gets to know how you’re using your health care benefits.