HHS' Sebelius Under Fire Over Contraception Rules

Law360, Washington (March 1, 2012, 6:42 PM EST) -- Republican lawmakers grilled U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday over proposed new rules requiring employers to provide contraception despite opposing religious convictions, saying the requirement violates the First Amendment.

The grilling took place at the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which reviewed the $76.4 billion HHS 2013 fiscal year budget. The budget is $300 million over its 2012 counterpart, but includes Medicare and Medicaid measures that will save about $360 billion over the next 10 years,...
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