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Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays
The Hill ^ | Jan. 20, 2012 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 01/20/2012 11:07:34 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday.

The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last summer, despite the deluge of complaints from religious groups and congressional Republicans that has poured in since then. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are exempt from the requirement, but religious-affiliated hospitals and universities only get a one-year delay and must comply by Aug. 1, 2013.

“This decision was made after very careful consideration, including the important concerns some have raised about religious liberty,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement. “I believe this proposal strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access to important preventive services."

Congressional Republicans slammed the decision as an assault on religious freedom.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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1 posted on 01/20/2012 11:07:39 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The left seems to what to do exactly opposite of what God tells us.

“Children are a gift of the Lord”
Psalm 127:3


2 posted on 01/20/2012 11:18:04 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I notice that only people who were not ABORTED get to vote on these things.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 11:18:18 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

By what right do they dictate to Insurance companies and/or religious organizations regarding a non-health issue??


4 posted on 01/20/2012 11:20:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let's see...does August 1, 2013 come after January 20th, 2013? I think it does, so this is not a problem.
5 posted on 01/20/2012 11:20:23 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everything is ‘free’ in Obamatopia.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 11:20:49 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next on the liberal agenda?

Abortion is birthcontrol.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 11:21:50 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And in the same breath, they’re passing out viagara like it’s candy. Wonder how many thousands have had heart attacks because of viagara.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 11:23:27 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stupid. Birth control pills have been linked to breast cancer and other types of cancer. My wife just came down with breast cancer. She took them for 7 years. Chemo and radiation is not a fun thing to go thru. Check out this book

http://www.amazon.com/Breast-Cancer-Abortion-Birth-Control/dp/0966977734/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/184-6935009-5024616


9 posted on 01/20/2012 11:23:54 AM PST by hotdogjones
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Look for health insurance rates to go up even more.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 11:30:35 AM PST by moviefan8
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is it wrong to pray for harm to come to the people in DC?


11 posted on 01/20/2012 11:31:48 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: moviefan8

They will go up thru the roof with the cancer that comes along with the usage of the pills. BTW it causes the most aggressive breast cancer.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 11:34:16 AM PST by hotdogjones
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius”

Evil comes in many forms.


13 posted on 01/20/2012 11:34:57 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Remember, ABORTION is Birth Control to the Left! So this means FREE, zero Co-pay ABORTIONS of innocent MILLIONS of babies.


14 posted on 01/20/2012 11:36:15 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Tenacious 1

You beat me to it. They already define pregnancy as a disease. The next step is forcing insurance to cover abortion, then euthanasia. Murder will become perfectly legal, practiced by your GP and people will flee offshore for healthcare just as many Europeans already do.


15 posted on 01/20/2012 11:37:14 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not against people taking steps to at least be responsible enough not to burden society with a child they aren’t ready for and expect the rest of society to pay for.

What I am against is forcing private insurance companies to have to give this to people for “free” (ie we all pay for it).

You want to use it, you pay for it. If you’re not ready for kids, you’re probably right. But forcing this to be offered free violates the rights of companies that don’t want to cover it fully, or even partially.

Government needs to be forcefully made to disengage and stand down permanently.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 11:41:39 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet more evidence that the primary motivation for government-run collectivized medical care is cultural Marxism, in order to impose the “values” of the Left on the general population via these sorts of mandates. People are forced to acquiesce in practices that violate their religious principles and their conscience, and gradually over time those are eroded away. At that point the subject - formerly a “citizen” - is ready to be told what to do in every other aspect of life, and Utopia is achieved.


17 posted on 01/20/2012 11:43:22 AM PST by Argus
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

You also need to keep the House by a decent margin, and regain the senate with a couple extra votes.

No way Harry will rollback O’Deathcare. We don’t have Republicans with enough balls to strongarm him even with the President and the House. Look at Boner now. He can’t cut sh1tty deals fast enough and cry about how great it is later on.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 11:44:38 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

It would be better to pray to God to remove whatever people you are wanting removed, by ANY and ALL means He sees fit to use.


19 posted on 01/20/2012 11:46:23 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama’s loyalty to porn and the sex trade. That's who benefits, not women. Don't forget his votes in Illinois state senate. 100 percent in favor of same.
20 posted on 01/20/2012 12:03:12 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wish somebody would have gave Obama’s mom free birth control in 1960...
21 posted on 01/20/2012 12:06:27 PM PST by apillar
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To: Sacajaweau

Viagra lowers blood pressure, shouldn’t cause a heart attack,,, except possibly among women!


22 posted on 01/20/2012 12:40:12 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Sacajaweau

Viagra lowers blood pressure, shouldn’t cause a heart attack,,, except possibly among women!


23 posted on 01/20/2012 12:41:27 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Help me out here cause I been reading this all day from various sources....

....so the new Obamacare will require health insurers to offer birth control with NO co-pays?

Forget the various religious objections to this issue for a moment. What I wonder is why does she who takes birth control get to avoid a deductible while me who takes medicine for diabetes and cholesterol must pay a deductible?

Isn’t this pandering to Obamer’s voters just a bit too obvious?


24 posted on 01/20/2012 2:59:20 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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