Senate Blocks Religious Exemption To Health Coverage

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 2:33 PM EST) -- The Senate voted Thursday to kill a controversial amendment offered by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., that would have reversed one of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act rules and allowed employers to refuse to cover health services, like contraception, to which they had a moral or religious objection.

In a 51 to 48 vote, the Senate just barely voted to table Blunt's amendment, which would have been tacked onto a $109 billion transportation bill. Three Democrats joined Republicans in voting in favor of the amendment, while...
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