Trump neuters ObamaCare birth control coverage mandate, tightens regulations on plans covering abortion | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Trump neuters ObamaCare birth control coverage mandate, tightens regulations on plans covering abortion

In a post-midterms one-two punch to ObamaCare, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized major rule changes aimed at rolling back the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate and tightening restrictions to ensure that taxpayer subsidies aren't used to fund abortions.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the changes would allow some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers.

Last year, the White House vowed to provide "full protection” to a wide range of companies and organizations that claim a “religious or moral objection” to providing the coverage.

Under former President Barack Obama's health care law, most employers must cover birth control at no charge as a preventive service for women. Accommodating religious objections has been a sticking point with conservatives for years, and was the subject of legal challenges.

The new regulations apply mainly to religious organizations, nonprofits and small businesses. Women's rights groups already suing the administration over an earlier version of the opt-out vowed to continue their court battle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out that pregnancy...is not an illness.

And in 2018, one month of birth control pills at Walmart averages out to $9.00 per month. That averages out to $108 dollars per year.

And any female employee has the right to work for any company, not under religious auspices, which provides coverage.

This is not about providing coverage; it is about forcing organisations to provide coverage, even though that coverage is completely at odds with a company's moral compass.

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