Democrats call Trump’s birth control insurance plan unconstitutional

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The administration plans to roll back yet another one of Obama’s health coverage requirements. The Trump administrations strategy to undo a requirement for employers to provide workers with birth control insurance in their health plans is a religious endorsement and it is unconstitutional, say a group consisting of 19 Democratic state attorneys general. The reason is that Trump’s plan allows an employer’s religious objections to block an employee’s coverage. Trump’s plan gives employers the opportunity to stop their employees from receiving birth control insurance on religious or moral grounds. The…

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ACA birth control insurance requirement undermined by Trump administration

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The White House has cut into regulations under the Affordable Care Act that employers cover certain women’s contraception. Right before the weekend, President Donald Trump’s administration cut into the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for birth control insurance from employer sponsored health plans. This step was taken as a follow-through with a promise Trump had made to his conservative Christian supporters during his campaign. The new rules will allow companies and nonprofits to register moral objections in order to receive an exemption. The updated birth control insurance regulations were issued by…

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Birth control insurance ruling will be laid down by the Supreme Court

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This will settle a broad scale dispute occurring between the Obama administration and religious non-profits. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed that it would settle the ongoing birth control insurance dispute occurring between the Obama administration and certain religious non-profits. This will surely place religious freedom and reproductive rights in the presidential campaign spotlight. The justices gave the nod to hearing a challenge against the Affordable Care Act which will be made by seven non-profit organizations. Each of those different groups claim to have religious objections to the requirements of…

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Insurance companies don’t cover all forms of birth control

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has determined that the Affordable Care Act’s coverage doesn’t necessarily extend to all methods. According to the results of a new study that was published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, not all forms of birth controls are being covered by insurance companies without some forms of costs or copayments. These apparently include certain forms such as emergency contraceptives as well as IUDs. The majority of insurance companies have been required by the Affordable Care Act to provide full coverage for birth control so that policyholders will…

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Birth control insurance challenge heard by US appeals court

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A lawmaker in Missouri is opposed to the coverage and is now fighting it with the Hobby Lobby. Missouri Rep. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial), and his wife, Teresa, are currently battling the regulation for birth control insurance in state sponsored health plans, and is hoping that the recent Hobby Lobby from the U.S. Supreme Court will provide him with what he needs to decrease the rejection of his legal challenge by the court to the mandate from the Affordable Care Act. Arguments were heard early this week by the 8th U.S.…

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Health insurance compromise offered by Obama over controversial birth control coverage

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Religious groups continue their objections regarding this element of the Affordable Care Act. Among the largest objections voiced about the healthcare reforms that have been – and that are currently being – implemented across the country has arisen from religious organizations that do not feel that they should be obligated to pay for birth control for their workers through their employee sponsored health insurance plans. Friday, President Obama put forth a compromise regarding coverage for contraception. This most recent proposal focuses on a regulation that would have two primary elements.…

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Demand for breast pumps soars under Obamacare

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  Stories about organizations fighting the clause in the new Affordable Care Act or referred to as Obamacare which requires companies to cover birth control have dominated the headlines as of late, but a lesser known clause is causing a scramble to provide new mothers with breast pumps. Small clause creates big stir Some of the ACA clauses and conditions kicked in January 1, 2013. One of these is a requirement that breast pumps are covered by insurance companies. New mothers can get free consultations with lactation experts at no…

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Xavier University decides to cut contraceptive coverage for employees

The Xavier University of Ohio will be making cuts to the insurance it offers employees in July of this year. The university, which is one of the oldest Catholic colleges in the country, will stop providing coverage for birth control, railing against rules imposed by the federal government requiring all faith-based organizations to provide such coverage to their employees. The university’s decision has struck a chord with the Obama administration, which is now accusing the college of standing in the way of a regulation that would be beneficial to women’s…

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