New Birth Control Rules Under Obamacare For Religious Groups

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birth control pillsThe president’s signature, The Affordable Care Act, has been bent a little to accommodate the beliefs of religious organizations and schools.


The rules allow religious-based businesses to refuse the birth control mandate under the act if they’d like. Beforehand, it was mandatory that companies offering birth control under Obamacare would have to pay for birth control.


Now, with the new changes, the government will get the birth control funded through a third party for women at these organizations still needing to take advantage of it.


Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the following Friday:

“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.”


Personally, I believe it is a good step, if all goes according to plan. It shows that the government will bend its rules (sometimes) to meet the needs of some of its citizens. Several religious groups actually filed cases against the Obama administration, saying that parts of the mandate financially and theologically offend their principles.


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