Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lest We Forget: Obamacare's War on Faith Hurts the Disadvantaged [Infographic]

CatholicVote's second infographic in a series is out. This one focuses on the underprivileged, see below.

To illustrate the consequences of the HHS mandate and perhaps put things in a little better perspective, let's continue to consider just one type of institution, the case of Catholic schools, in one region.

Making It Real - A Look at Catholic Schools

The average size of a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is around 300 children, with an average operating budget of approximately $1.3 million. If this small school is forced to close because it is unable to operate under the debilitating penalty, which could easily exceed 50% of it's operating budget, that's an additional $3,000,000 burden on Minnesota taxpayers (more than a half billion dollars total for all the Catholic school students across the state), and the children affected in just this average school will include:
  • 12 students who receive Title I services (more than 1,100 in just this archdiocese)
  • 14 students who receive special education services (1,300 total across the archdiocese)
  • 75 students who receive need-based financial aid (7,500 across the archdiocese)
  • 150 students who receive subsidized transportation (15,000 across the archdiocese)
More public education cost and less student achievement, including for many children who are underprivileged. Social justice my foot.

Image: CatholicVote

For more information and the statistics on Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, visit

Other Posts in the Series

Lest We Forget: Obamacare's War on Faith Affects Millions

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