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Christus Medicus Foundation

Conscience Protection for Issuers and Plan Sponsors

Introduction:

Christus Medicus is an American non-profit organization that states that its mission is to "Reclaim Christ-centered health care by reforming corporate and public policy to allow God's people a 'conscientious choice' in selecting health insurance."

In 2009 the organization offered the following amendment to health care reform bills being considered by the US Congress. The President and Executive Director of Christus Medicus explained:

This amendment would protect our religious liberty and freedom in health care by ensuring all Americans equal access to federal and state funding so that the sponsors of private employer group or individual health plans and government plans (i.e. State Children Health Plan [SCHIP], Medicaid, Medicare, Indian Health Services, Veterans Health Service, Indian Health Services), can offer health plans that do not violate right of conscience.

CONSCIENCE PROTECTION FOR ISSUERS AND PLAN SPONSORS.

Nothing in this division (or an amendment made by this division) shall be construed-

(1) to prevent the development and marketing, or the offering as an Exchange-participating health benefits plan, of health insurance coverage which does not cover procedures or services to which the issuer of the coverage has an objection of conscience articulated as a matter of corporate or organizational policy; or

(2) to require that any employment-based health benefits plan cover procedures or services to which the sponsor of the plan has an objection of conscience articulated as a matter of corporate or organizational policy.

 

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