Obama Alters Birth Control Policy
Religious employers will not have to provide birth control coverage under a revamped heath coverage policy.
The administration instead will demand that insurance companies will be the ones directly responsible for providing free contraception…
Women will still get guaranteed access to birth control without co-pays or premiums no matter where they work, a provision of Obama’s health care law that he insisted must remain. But religious universities and hospitals that see contraception as an unconscionable violation of their faith can refuse to cover it, and insurance companies will then have to step in to do so…
Under the new policy, religious employers will not be required to offer contraception and will not have to refer their employees to places that provide it.
If such an employer opts out, the employer’s insurance company must provide birth control for free in a separate arrangement with workers who want it.
The change will still take affect with an extra year built in, in August 2013.Click here for reuse options!
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