Trump Administration Will Reevaluate Contraception Mandate
The directive for the Department of Health and Human Services to reexamine that part of the Affordable Care Act came after the president signed an executive order that he says protects religious liberty.
Trump To 'Re-Examine' ObamaCare Contraception Mandate
The Trump administration said Thursday it would "re-examine" ObamaCare's contraception mandate, which requires insurers to cover birth control with no co-pay...Religious nonprofits and organizations have long pushed to be exempt from the requirement, arguing that they shouldn't have to pay for something that violates their beliefs. Planned Parenthood and other groups immediately slammed the executive order as bad for women. (Hellmann, 5/4)
Trump Takes Aim At Controversial Birth Control Mandate
President Donald Trump sought Thursday to end years of legal challenges to the contraceptive mandate in the 2010 health care law, signing an executive order he said makes it easier for religious nonprofits to win an exemption because of their beliefs. The change, part of an executive order on religious issues announced in a Rose Garden ceremony on the National Day of Prayer, strikes at one of the most contentious provisions of the health care law (PL 111-148, PL 111-152) that prompted several Supreme Court rulings. (Ruger, 5/4)