(ThinkProgress) In a dramatic stand against Obamacare's birth control coverage requirement, an evangelical college has opted to end its student health insurance plans altogether so it won't need to worry about indirectly facilitating Americans' access to contraception.
According to the Chicago Tribune, officials at Wheaton College, a conservative Christian school in Illinois, are eliminating health care coverage in a move that will affect about a quarter of the college's 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Now, those students have just a few weeks to shop for new plans before their current coverage ends.
Wheaton's student development vice president, Paul Chelsen, told students during an information session last week that individuals who are losing insurance may be eligible for "hardship funding" from the school to help them afford new plans.
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