Under the new policy to be announced today, women will have free preventive care that includes contraceptive services no matter where she [sic] works. The policy also ensures that if a woman works for a religious employer with objections to providing contraceptive services as part of its health plan, the religious employer will not be required to provide, pay for or refer for contraception coverage, but her insurance company will be required to directly offer her contraceptive care free of charge.Two things here: the obvious one is that the religious employer will pay for the contraception coverage because they pay for the insurance. There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch. Requiring the insurance company to "directly offer her contraceptive care free of charge" doesn't come without costs, and I don't care that it's $5 a month, there's a real cost that goes into a real premium that the company really pays.
The second one is the president, or anyone in the Federal government has no right to tell the insurance company, the employer, or anyone else, what they must pay for. They have no right to order anyone to buy anything. Their "ruling" has just as much constitutional justification as if I came up to you and told you that you had to provide something.