Trump’s attempt to roll back birth control mandate quashed by judge

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A federal judge has ruled to block a set of new regulations put forward by the Trump administration. The recent attempt the Trump administration has made to block the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act has been halted for the moment. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has paused the ability for the efforts to move forward. The Trump administration had been seeking to roll back the birth control mandate. This would make it harder for women to obtain no cost birth control if their employers state that they…

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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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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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Health insurance for U.S. employees is not required to cover birth control

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Though the overall law still stands, companies can object on religious grounds in order to gain exemption. The U.S. Supreme Court has recently released a new health insurance ruling that states that companies are permitted to submit an objection on religious grounds to a health care reform provision that would require them to provide birth control coverage within their group plans. The court held this decision on a vote of 5 to 4 that companies could seek this type of exemption. This ruling was carefully made to reflect that while…

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Supreme Court rules against health insurance provision of Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court rules to overturn provision forcing companies to provide coverage for contraceptive care The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling concerning the Affordable Care Act’s provision prohibiting organization from denying coverage for birth control and contraceptive care on religious grounds. This provision has generated a significant degree of controversy alongside the other provisions of the health care reform law. The ruling from the Supreme Court may dispel some of this controversy, but it will also allow businesses and other organizations to deny coverage for contraceptive care. Ruling marks…

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Obama Administration works to accommodate Roman Catholic Church with mandated health insurance

The ongoing discussions between the Roman Catholic Church and the Obama Administration over the federally mandated health insurance coverage that includes services for family planning has lead to a compromise that is designed to take all priorities into account. Catholic Bishops have been speaking out against the model for employer-provided health insurance which requires them to cover birth control and other family planning care products and services which they feel are morally wrong. Equally, though, the government feels that it is equally reprehensible to allow an employer to make an…

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