Engaging Bioethics: Employer Health Plans Needlessly Mandate Values

KIE scholar Robert Veatch argues that employer-mandated health insurance plans constrain individual choice and autonomy over health choices for employees in this editorial in The Hoya. The article is part of the Engaging Bioethics Series.

“Employers might plausibly object to some healthcare services, whether they be contraception, abortion or physician-assisted suicide,” Dr. Veatch argues. “While we should respect employers who conscientiously scrutinize what they insure, we should also respect the legal right of employees who want such coverage.”

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