10 Feb '12, 5pm

Obama Birth Control Position Good Policy, Politics | Care2 Causes

Obama Birth Control Position Good Policy, Politics | Care2 Causes

Today the Obama administration made clear its commitment to public health and announced an accommodation to the birth control mandate that allows women to get contraceptive coverage directly through their insurance plans at no cost to them while certain religious employers retain the ability to “object” to birth control and purchase plans that do not provide coverage. Here’s how it will work . Insurers will create policies that do not include contraceptive coverage for religious organizations that object. That same insurance company must then simultaneously offer contraceptive coverage to all employees directly, and can not charge an additional premium or fee for that coverage. These will not be riders, that is, the contraception remains in the insurance benefits provided. This means all women get free contraceptive coverage. Administration officials emphasized that their ...

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