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Catholic Bishops Want Entire Birth Control Rule Repealed, Not Just the Religious Exemption

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the national political lobby for the Catholic Church in America, has been waging war on President Barack Obama's new rule requiring health insurers to cover birth control at no cost to women. The religious exemption in the Obama rule allows churches an exemption to birth control coverage, but still requires religiously affiliated schools and hospitals to provide insurance to their employees that includes contraception without a co-payment.
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Details of the White House "Accommodation" on Birth Control Rule

US Politics / Liberal : Political Mojo (2 years ago)

The White House will change its policy requiring employers to offer health insurance coverage to their employees that covers birth control at no cost. Previously, religiously affiliated employers other than churches—such as Catholic... Read Post

Catholic bishops still whining about Obama administration's 'accommodation' on birth control

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (last year)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan A week after Health and Human Services announced new proposed rules for the implementation of its mandate that insurance companies cover the cost of birth control, the Catholic bishops are—surprise, surprise—s... Read Post

Catholic colleges ask Obama administration for exemption from birth control requirement

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (3 years ago)

In August the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that health insurance plans must fully cover women’s preventative care, including birth control. The American Independent reports that eighteen Catholic colleges have... Read Post


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