Today the Obama Administration announced a new accommodation affecting religious groups who oppose access to oral contraceptives.
The new plan instructs the non-profit religious organizations who do not agree with the birth control coverage to contact the Department of Health and Human Services. The Department will then get a third-party insurer to cover the costs so that employees who want birth control will still receive the benefit as per the Affordable Care Act.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell issued a statement: “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.”
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