Why is this important? Because the Association with Sr. Carol Keenan at the forefront, supported Obamacare.
in a public comment letter Friday (PDF), CHA President and CEO Sister Carol Keehan and two other CHA officials said a detailed review of the rule has led them to conclude that the compromise does not address their concerns.
Rather, the hospital association said the best way to resolve the issue—including possible questions about the rule's constitutionality—would be to expand the definition of religious employers who are exempt from the requirement. The rule only exempts houses of worship, and not Catholic hospitals, universities or social service agencies.
The Conference of Catholic Bishops has adopted a similar stance in public comments (PDF), and its president, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, has praised a series of 12 federal lawsuits filed by Catholic diocese challenging the rule's legality.