Most Senate Dems Demand HHS Pull Birth Control Exemption

Law360, Washington (December 6, 2017, 9:58 PM EST) -- Most Senate Democrats condemned an October rollback of rules requiring insurance plans to cover birth control in a letter on Wednesday to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan, arguing it flouted the law and denied preventive care through an impermissibly opaque, ideology-driven process.

The letter signed by 37 lawmakers said Hargan should rescind the new rules entirely, as coverage allows women to “make decisions about their reproductive health care that strengthen their economic standing and allow them to decide if and...
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