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Kathleen Sebelius: (new) Rule coming soon on contraception coverage
Politico ^ | February 28, 2012 | KATE NOCERA

Posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:50 AM PST by NYer

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Obama administration plans to issue a rule "in the near future" on its compromise plan on contraception coverage and is meeting with insurers, clergy and health leaders to get feedback on how to make it work.

“We’ve begun outreach. I have talked to Catholic health leaders, I’m reaching out to priests. We’re also talking to union leaders, we’re talking to our partners at labor who run the self-insured plans to figure out a strategy,” Sebelius told reporters at a conference in D.C. on Tuesday.

“We intend to propose a rule in the near future on some implementation strategies that I think do exactly what the president says –- which is make sure women have preventive health services and respect religious freedom," Sebelius said.

A final rule on preventive services for women has already been issued, requiring employers to cover all FDA-approved contraception. The rule exempted only churches and grandfathered plans, but Obama announced earlier this month that faith-based employers will not need to provide the free contraceptive coverage to employees. Instead, insurance companies will have to pick up the cost.

“This will be an implementation rule, so we’ll propose it and have it in place in time,” Sebelius said. “For those religious employers who do not fall under the exemption, their implementation deadline is August of 2013. So we have 18 months, but we intend to move well ahead of that deadline."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: catholic; contraception; hhs; nurseratchet; sebelius; vichycatholics

1 posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:55 AM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
This will be an implementation rule, so we’ll propose it and have it in place in time

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2 posted on 02/29/2012 5:53:51 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer
We’re also talking to union leaders, we’re talking to our partners at labor who run the self-insured plans to figure out a strategy,”

And there you have it folks.

3 posted on 02/29/2012 5:54:19 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: NYer

I hate the term “reach out”! Especially from Marxist, elitist, snotty bit##es!!


4 posted on 02/29/2012 5:54:54 AM PST by albie
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To: NYer

Gawd, she’s ugly... looks like something out of a spook-movie, or the head nurse of a nazi death camp.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 5:55:05 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: NYer

Hopefully on Jan 20, this all goes away.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 5:55:31 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: albie

We need to oust these radical communists at all costs.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 5:56:58 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: NYer

My implementation rule is to shove it —sideways!


8 posted on 02/29/2012 5:59:56 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: NYer

Obama and Sebelius should stay out of our bedrooms.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 6:00:47 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: NYer
“We intend to propose a rule in the near future on some implementation strategies that I think do exactly what the president says –- which is make sure women have preventive health services and respect religious freedom,"

Women [and men] already have access to preventative health services. What ozero and his health-control law want to do is have other people pay for the preventative health services.

This has nothing to do with availability of health care. It already is available dammit.

10 posted on 02/29/2012 6:04:37 AM PST by Principled
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Hopefully on Jan 20, this all goes away.

When the bill was written, I thought they anticipated that possibility and set it up so that it could not be repealed. Am I mistaken?

11 posted on 02/29/2012 6:05:16 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: dps.inspect

The lipstick makes her look like a clown and its not on straight or her lips are askew.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 6:05:22 AM PST by JayGalt
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To: NYer

Sebeastlius doesn’t get it: arbitrary rules that impact Constitutional rights are automatically unconstitutional; no matter how they change it, the fact that they can change it again next month makes it unconstitutional.

People can’t be left to wonder how extensive their rights are; a right that can be curbed tomorrow is nor right at all.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 6:06:57 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: dps.inspect

Her physical features aren’t unattractive, but what kind of a soul is so supportive of baby murder??

A total supporter and defender of baby murder is now in charge of our lives, through Obamacare.

No wonder she looks like she does, and no wonder people are terrified.

And what does that say about Obama, who put her in charge?

He who was for infanticide rather than caring for a baby born alive because of a botched abortion...


14 posted on 02/29/2012 6:08:39 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I applaud your freeper name! Thought you might find the following, true story fascinating as it features St. Thomas.

Serbian Abortionist Who Aborted 48,000 Babies Becomes Pro-Life Activist

15 posted on 02/29/2012 6:09:36 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

They did all they could to make repeal very difficult.

But yes it can be repealed. The House has voted to repeal it, but there’s Reid’s Senate and Obama making sure repeal stops there.

They instituted some funding mechanisms that make complete defunding of its implementation impracticable. The bill itself still stands, and there’s funding within the bill, rather than in a seperate funding measure, to implement it.

Perhaps that built-in funding is what you’re thinking of...


16 posted on 02/29/2012 6:14:37 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: NYer

Wonderful story. Thank you!


17 posted on 02/29/2012 6:21:35 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: NYer

Ohhh, SURE she has reached out to “priests” allright. Cherry picked, fix-is-in Liberation theology, and sanctuary city type rebellious priests of the Father Cardenal and Father Miguel D’Escoto type in the Nicaragua Sandinista movement. Priests my left foot. Go talk to the AMERICAN BISHOPS AND CARDINALS, Frau Sebelius, Gesundheitsvorsorge-Reichminister. Sieg Heil!!


18 posted on 02/29/2012 6:25:46 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: NYer
People can contracept to their heart's content already! What they want is for the rest of us to pay for it. I might be persuaded to go along with their plan if they apply it across all "rights".

Let me know when they are buying me a gun for my Second Amendment rights!

19 posted on 02/29/2012 6:29:17 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: NYer

Next step is abortion on demand in Catholic hospitals.

Pray for America


20 posted on 02/29/2012 6:34:55 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: txrangerette

It is the inner soul that gives the exterior its beauty or ugliness. Most physical features are fairly neutral in and of themselves, but are animated by our inner being, (proof of a higher power beyond our own selfness)... animated by self alone the outward features express a guarded clutchiness, absorbing into one’s self, creating tension on the exterior. The overall effect is unattractive.

But, animated by self under the influence of the Holy Spirit the outward features express a vulnerable giving up of self, relieving exterior tension, making the exterior peaceable and approachable. The overall effect is an attractiveness.

Baby killers are ugly on the outside because they are ugly on the inside, self-serving and hard, they claim it is their freedom, but it is their hell and they wish to extend their hell to the rest of us.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:38:24 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: NYer

The choice facing the Church is clear.

Either the Bishops need to take to the pulpits loudly, firmly, and in one voice saying that “unless President Obama decides to reverse this policy, voting to re-elect him is tantamount to a sin”, or acquiesce and become irrelevant as the Church in Europe has done.

I frankly don’t think they have the stomach for what needs to be done.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 6:38:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dps.inspect

LOL Her appearance has nothing to do with the thread, but it is amazing that a woman that skinny can have so much wrinkled skin.

As for the deal the Bishops better bend over and spread em, there is another hit coming.

No matter how hard you try you cannot polish a turd.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:46 AM PST by Venturer
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To: NYer; mickie
Reading the posts, let's be careful we don't make this a "Catholic" issue, thereby playing into the Left's hands (and the leftist media, as well).

It's a religion and conscience freedom issue which cuts across all theologies and ideologies equally.

Leni

24 posted on 02/29/2012 6:47:05 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: NYer

It seems odd that commpanies can be ordered to provide anything “free” of charge. Interesting how the word FREE means something completely different to the left than it does to those who love freedom. It must ever be stressed that there is no such thing as a product or service that is free. Someone else pays for it.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 6:53:26 AM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: NYer

Propose all you want; talk to whomever you want. I REFUSE TO OBEY.

BTW, that picture is a good imitation of 0bambi looking down his imperial nose.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 7:01:13 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NYer; mickie
The ever-alert, beady eyes in the rodent-like visage of Madame Siberius at the top of this thread reminds me of those African meercats who pop up out of their dirt burrows one after another, stand on their hind legs, crane their necks....constantly and nervously scanning the horizon for impending peril from dangerous liberty-loving conservatives and Tea Partiers.

Leni

27 posted on 02/29/2012 7:04:04 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: NYer

Propose all you want; talk to whomever you want. I REFUSE TO OBEY.

BTW, that picture is a good imitation of 0bambi looking down his imperial nose.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 7:20:21 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NYer

The real Wesley Mouch.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Principled
What is more important is that contraception IS NOT HEALTH CARE! It is an interruption of the normal, HEALTHY consequences of sexual activity.

The reason why it is healthy is because it protects, mostly women, from diseases, out of wedlock pregnancy, and the social consequences of being less than cautious with sexuality.

30 posted on 02/29/2012 7:58:58 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NYer

“A final rule on preventive services for women has already been issued, requiring employers to cover all FDA-approved contraception.”

If the rule is to require that women cost more for an employer, it is only fair to reduce their pay accordingly...

right? crickets.....


31 posted on 02/29/2012 8:01:18 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Bishops need to take to the pulpits loudly, firmly, and in one voice saying that “unless President Obama decides to reverse this policy, voting to reelect him is tantamount to a sin”,

They MUST state that a vote for Obama is a MORTAL SIN and puts ones immortal soul in jeopardy of eternal damnation.

“Grow some stones gentlemen”!

32 posted on 02/29/2012 8:02:33 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NYer
“For those religious employers who do not fall under the exemption, their implementation deadline is August of 2013. So we have 18 months, but we intend to move well ahead of that deadline."

And they will meet many obstructions along the way. Churches will not comply with this mandate and insurance companies will litigate this or stall as best they can until a Court decision can be reached. Americans are not going to comply, no matter how the media spins it.

33 posted on 02/29/2012 8:10:09 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: NYer

We are letting them control the language on this issue.


34 posted on 02/29/2012 8:15:05 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: NYer

Sebellius needs to listen to THIS homily - “Contraception is NOT health care”

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=7128


35 posted on 02/29/2012 8:33:34 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NYer

No law is unrepealable.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 9:47:29 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


37 posted on 02/29/2012 1:07:26 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Who are you and what have you done with Ann Coulter?!)
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To: NYer

Scrap the CCHD to start. And if the USCCB can’t be scrubbed and restarted from scratch...

These were started from motives that were not pure; There were ulterior motives, whether a lot of the participants knew it or not. It has been the fast track of infiltration.

Many will jump on me for this statement... It wouldn’t be the first time.

God’s will be done.

Fast and pray, we’ll need it. See Lk 3:17 and Is 33:11


38 posted on 02/29/2012 1:28:36 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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