A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating more insurance plans cover them. Image: Shutterstock The post All-Male Committee Defeats Virginia Contraceptive Access Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
An ironic twist of fate has occurred, Planned Parenthood which lobbied heavily for the Affordable Care Act, is now blaming the ObamaCare monstrosity for the closure of a Michigan clinic. A local Michigan media outlet reports: Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan is closing its Battle Creek clinic, citing “increasing competition and declining patient demand” […]
The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees. Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the […]
The national director of Priests for Life said that his organization rejects the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding its objection to the HHS contraception mandate and will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of the United States. Show More Summary
Illinois on Tuesday elected a Republican to be its next governor while voters supported a mandate on contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans, a direct response to the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling this summer. Image: Shutterstock The post Post-Election, Illinois Plans a Contraception Coverage Offensive appeared first on RH Reality Check.
During U.S. Supreme Court arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, liberals mocked Justice Kennedy for asking the Obama administration’s lawyer whether its contraception mandate could also force for-profit companies to cover abortions in their insurance policies. Show More Summary
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, increased the availability of FDA-approved contraception to women through cost-free coverage under the contraceptive mandate. With the exception of some religiously affiliated...Show More Summary
Ilya Shapiro The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling granting certain for-profit companies religious exemptions from Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate has of course generated a flurry of debates between conservatives and liberals (with libertarians siding with the right not to be forced by the government to violate your conscience). Show More Summary
According to an analysis from the Guttmacher Institute, the no-copay contraception mandate is working pretty much exactly how it was supposed to–giving millions of Americans access to more affordable birth control options. And soon even more will experience the great satisfaction of seeming that charge for $0 on their statement as more insurance plans who were [...]
While evangelical Christians ultimately brought down the contraception mandate, they had big help from Catholics
The federal government has decided to continue its legal action regarding a lawsuit from a Catholic order seeking an exemption from the Health and Human Services Department's contraception mandate.
(Calif. State Capitol: Wikipedia) Just when you thought Obama administration’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate was bad enough for religious freedom, The State of California has come out with even a worse demand that all employers even religious organizations provide for abortion coverage for all their employees. Here’s the story from World Mag: Health insurance companies […]
Late last week, on Friday afternoon, while most of us were checking out of work and focusing on the weekend, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release informing of yet another revision to its contraceptive/abortion pill mandate. As it turns out, we didn't miss much.
Even though the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate took a blow in Hobby Lobby, the Obama administration is still out there trying to preserve it -- and head off any future problems. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new proposed rules about the procedures religious employers......
Fox News host Shannon Bream misled about new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that allow both non-profit and for-profit entities to opt-out of health insurance coverage for contraception, while pretending...Show More Summary
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Friday (Aug.22) the Obama administration issued new procedures (the 8th set of rules) for fulfilling their HHS Contraceptive and Abortifacient Mandate. However, the Baptists and the Catholic Bishops have already found the latest revision to be inadequate for maintaining religious freedom. Show More Summary
by Dish Staff On Friday, the Obama administration proposed a fix to the ACA’s contraceptive mandate that it hopes will render the effects of the Hobby Lobby ruling moot by providing a way for employees of closely-held corporations with religious objections to the mandate to obtain contraception coverage. Sarah Kliff outlines the new rule, on […]
On Friday, the Obama administration issued its eighth “accommodation” to ObamaCare’s HHS contraception mandate, which requires most employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to employees through their health insurance plans. Show More Summary
Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses?They were just kidding about that.
(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely-held companies that object to contraception on religious grounds, proposing a new accommodation to health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday. Show More Summary