Obamacare Reworking Birth Control Mandate

Bill Hitchcock July 24, 2014 0
Obamacare Reworking Birth Control Mandate

The Obamacare mandate for employers to make available life ending contraceptives is getting re-worked so religious nonprofit organizations can opt out without submitting a form that is said to be objectionable. The Obama Administration has not released details but did say the costs would not shift to employees.

Obama Administration Drafting Birth Control Work Around

Real Clear Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

The government has been searching for solutions since the Supreme Court decided an evangelical college in Illinois can avoid filling out the form while the case is being appealed. That move undercut the accommodation the Obama administration had devised in hopes of resolving religious group’s objections without shifting the cost for birth control to employees.

The document, known as Form 700, lets faith-affiliated groups transfer responsibility for paying for birth control to insurers or third-party administrators. But Wheaton College said just filling out that form makes it complicit by forcing it to participate in a system that subsidizes coverage they oppose.

Read the entire article about the birth control re-work at Real Clear Politics

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