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Employers ordered to notify workers of cuts to birth-control coverage
The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr

Posted on 07/17/2014 3:37:08 PM PDT by mdittmar

The Obama administration ordered employers Thursday to notify their workers if they plan to cut birth-control coverage from their health plans in the wake of the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision.

Labor Department officials announced the policy just a day after Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would have overturned the justices’ ruling, which said closely held corporations can refuse to insure contraceptives they object to on moral grounds.

Congressional Democrats cheered the administration’s move as an important step to give workers a chance to know what obstacles they may face in obtaining free contraception.

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


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1 posted on 07/17/2014 3:37:08 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Under what authority? Employers don’t work for him. Piss up a rope, dumbo.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: mdittmar

Employer: Cut birth control coverage? absolutely not (but I will be cutting the abortion drug coverage)


3 posted on 07/17/2014 3:40:06 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: mdittmar

moron


4 posted on 07/17/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: IronJack

Guess they will all stop having sex when they are notified;)


5 posted on 07/17/2014 3:41:18 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

I am sick of this crap “ordered”? Since when does the White House issue orders to employers?

Come on people. How long are we going to take this crap?


6 posted on 07/17/2014 3:42:56 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mdittmar
Congressional Democrats cheered the administration’s move as an important step to give workers a chance to know what obstacles they may face in obtaining free contraception.

There is no such thing as "free" contraception. If your health plan covers it, you are paying for it, plus administrative fees. If your plan does not cover it, you pay for it without the fees. Either way, you pay.

Plus, the Hobby Lobby decision was not about birth control. It was about drugs that they consider abortifacients.

7 posted on 07/17/2014 3:44:04 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: mdittmar

White House issues imperial edict...


8 posted on 07/17/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: mdittmar

“Employers ordered...”? Really? Obama does not have the power to ORDER anybody.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by abclily
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To: mdittmar

I Order The Obama Administration to cease and desist....hey...I have as much authority as the one...


10 posted on 07/17/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: mdittmar

“Labor Department officials announced the policy just a day after Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would have overturned the justices’ ruling”

Congress can’t “overturn” rulings from SCOTUS. What a bunch of idiots these baby-murdering, pinko, commie-swine, devil-worshiping, inbred, bug-eyed, foreflushed, dirt-eating moonbats are.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: IronJack

Ignore him. That is the only avenue left shy of bullets flying.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 3:54:34 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: mdittmar

Notice they stopped referring to it as “contraceptives” and are using the more accurate “ birth control”. Should play a little better for their case.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 3:56:45 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: mdittmar

All of this over 5 to 10 bucks a month of a particular kind of pill.

It’s really about the War on Women. Alinskyites never let up on the barrage—they never have enough power.

What about the War on Whites?


14 posted on 07/17/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mdittmar

I would hope that the insurance company would let the employees know rather than have them find out by getting a big bill.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 4:18:18 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: exDemMom

Yes, but the way the ruling was written, they (privately held companies) can deny all birth control coverage w/in the policies the company provides. It doesn’t mean they will...doesn’t mean they have to...it means if an employer doesn’t want to provide coverage for birth control, the SC said it was okay.

The ruling was broad.

People can buy their birth control on their own...it’s not like the SC outlawed BC.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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To: mdittmar

I imagine this could backfire, as almost no employer is going to do this.

Further, in the time it took Obama to send this, he could have simply fixed his regulation to make it legal.

The fact that the administration has pushed a law they couldn’t pass, and now this decree, shows they don’t actually care about the free birth control, they just want an issue.

It is entirely within the power of the administration to fix their own regulation as the Supreme Court suggested.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: dforest
Come on people. How long are we going to take this crap?

Just as long as there are naked dating shows to divert the populace, the tyrant will continue on his merry way.

18 posted on 07/17/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: mdittmar

But Hobby Lobby didn’t cut birth control from it’s insurance. The White House doesn’t even know what happened.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 5:07:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: goodnesswins

LOL! Way to go!


20 posted on 07/17/2014 5:08:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mdittmar

So this is why FB was bombarded today with posts about it not being your employer’s business if you want birth control pills in the health insurance they provide.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 5:44:28 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: IronJack

That’s what I’d like to know. Under what authority should employers obey Obama?


22 posted on 07/17/2014 5:44:44 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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