HHS Proposes Contraception Mandate Opt-Out

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 12:26 PM EST) -- The Obama administration on Friday released proposed rules on the Affordable Care Act's requirement that health plans cover contraception without a copay, carving out an exemption for nonprofit religious organizations that will put the burden of providing coverage on the insurer or third-party administrator.

The requirement has been the subject of much controversy, especially from the Catholic Church, which objects to providing contraception based on religious beliefs. Although the law has always exempted houses of worship from the requirement, other religiously affiliated organizations such as schools...
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