TV News LIES

Thursday, Oct 30th

Last update04:35:55 AM GMT

You are here News Health White House Rolls Out New Birth Control Accommodation For Nonprofits

White House Rolls Out New Birth Control Accommodation For Nonprofits

E-mail Print PDF

Contraception coverageThe Obama administration announced on Friday a new accommodation for religious nonprofits that object to covering the full range of contraceptives in their employee health care plans.

The new accommodation will allow religious nonprofits, such as Catholic schools and hospitals, to opt out of covering birth control by notifying the Department of Health and Human Services of their objections. HHS and the Department of Labor will then arrange for a third-party insurer to pay for and administer the coverage for the nonprofits' employees so that women still receive the contraceptive coverage guaranteed to them by the Affordable Care Act.

“Women across the country deserve access to recommended preventive services that are important to their health, no matter where they work,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to providing women with access to coverage for contraception, while respecting religious considerations raised by non-profit organizations and closely held for-profit companies."

The original accommodation required religious nonprofits to directly ask a third-party insurer to pay for and administer the contraception coverage if the nonprofit objected to covering it. But several nonprofits sued the administration over the rule, claiming that the act of filling out a form violated their religious beliefs by serving as a "permission slip" for its employees to use contraceptives.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

Kaci HickoxNurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending three days in a New Jersey isolation...

Nurse quarantined in N.J. to be released

Nurse to be releasedIn a sudden reversal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday the state would release an...

Bacterial contamination in cosmetics eludes public eye

cosmetics bacterial contaminationThousands of cosmetic products teeming with bacteria are quietly pulled from store shelves every year.These contaminated...

New paper Ebola test can detect strains within 30 minutes

Ebola testA team of synthetic biologists have developed a prototype paper test that they say can detect...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!