We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
And not only that, how unaffordable is contraception even if you're determined to reject abstinence? I've been sexually active since I was 16, but always managed to procure contraception, even when I was poor, and without ever having had insurance to pay for it. How is this even an insurance issue? Contraception is not exactly an unexpected expense. It's the usual confusion between insurance and subsidized healthcare.
No one who can't figure this out in his or her budget is ready for grownup sex.
It's the symbolism. It is, as Texan99 points out, not an enormous expense. But it is another excuse to kick religious folks in general, and Roman Catholics in particular, under the guise of being pro-woman.
It's shamefully deceitful and manipulative.
Assistant VIllage Idiot
One wonders if 0bama would have pulled this stunt had the institutions in question been run by an Islamic rather than Catholic organization?