Skip to comments.Obama offers compromise on birth control health coverage
Posted on 02/01/2013 5:11:21 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday sought to settle a dispute with religious leaders over whether employees at faith-affiliated universities, hospitals and other institutions should have access to health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
The new set of proposals would instead guarantee that employees at religious nonprofits would get access to birth control coverage without out-of-pocket costs through separate plans with insurers picking up the tab.
The rules follow months of protest and legal action by groups representing Roman Catholics, Protestant evangelicals and private employers.
They have argued that President Barack Obama's 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act forces them to violate their own religious tenets against contraception.
For more than a year, the Obama administration has grappled with how to balance its desire to guarantee universal contraceptive coverage with religious freedoms provided by the U.S. Constitution.
Faced with the ire of religious leaders and social conservatives in the midst of a heated presidential campaign, Obama said last February that he would create an accommodation for religious employers under the law.
The new rules from the Department of Health and Human Services consolidate many of the ideas administration officials voiced then, but in greater detail.
"Today, the administration is taking the next step in providing women across the nation with coverage of recommended preventive care at no cost, while respecting religious concerns," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
"We will continue to work with faith-based organizations, women's organizations, insurers and others to achieve these goals."
Some leading religious figures offered a muted response. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said he would study the proposal. So did the Catholic Health Association of the United States, which represents more than 1,200 hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
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just talk to make headlines....
You're forced to fund abortion.
The "War on Women" is actually a "War on the Most Innocent Among Us".
Sneaky. He is telling Catholic organizations they don’t have to provide abortion drugs-but their insurance companies do.
There is absolutely nothing new here. The headline is a lie. What would you expect from the left-stream media and their evil creation owebama.
ExxonPatrolUs ~: (From the title) “ Obama offers compromise on birth control health coverage “
Do you mean rather than give the full 28 days of contraception
he’s only going to offer 14 days of pills ? (/sarc)
Whata guy !! ( 2X /Sarc !)
Just another lying fraud. They’re losing several lawsuits on this issue, and this is probably intended to muddy the waters or delay proceedings, as well as give the media fodder to confuse the public.
It's the same deal as before. They have to pay for it through a "third party," whatever that means.
And The Little FudgePacker® is forcing us ALL to pay $1 a month to fund abortion. It's symbolic because all money know belongs to the feral government, but he is forcing us all to take part in abortion.
What an idiot. Does he not realize that the insurance companies will roll the cost into the plan that the customers buy? This guy is a complete dolt.
Here’s the compromise “Obama” or whatever your name is. I’ll go to whatever doctor I choose whenever I choose pay however I choose and buy whatever insurance I choose at any time without threat or coercion, and you stop being a subversive communist piece of filth.
“employees at religious nonprofits would get access to birth control coverage without out-of-pocket costs through separate plans with insurers picking up the tab.”
No difference to the original trashing of religious freedom.
FO with your three card Monte, slight of hand...
why don’t i believe him?
Oh... Obama can just change his own law at will?
Everyone who believes this, put a dollar in my pocket.
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