Health insurance compromise offered by Obama over controversial birth control coverage

Birth Control health Insurance

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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Controversial contraceptive care initiative emerges with compromise from President Obama

Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced that health insurance companies and health care organizations must provide coverage for contraceptive care. The announcement drew the ire of religious communities in the U.S. who claimed that the regulation infringed on their freedom to practice their beliefs. The outcry was not ignored by the administration and President Obama has announced changes will be made to the regulation for the sake of compromise. Despite this new development, however, religious organizations are still opposing the regulation as a whole. According to the new compromise,…

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