Catholic Hospitals Pull Support For Birth Control Bargain

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A coalition of Catholic hospitals on Friday retracted its support for accommodations for religious groups that objected to a rule created under the health care reform law requiring employers to include free contraceptives in their health care plans, saying the carveouts don't go far enough.

As legal challenges mount against the rule, crafted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Catholic Health Association said that while a compromise proposed by the Obama administration in February requiring insurance companies and not religiously affiliated organizations to...
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