Contraception Mandate Tweaked For Religious Exemptions
(Washington, D.C.) The Obama administration is now saying nonprofit religious organizations won’t have to pay for their employees’ birth control under the 2010 Affordable Healthcare Act.
The cost will not fall on the insurance company according to new rules released Friday morning.
The insurance provider must cover birth control but cannot pass that cost onto the religious nonprofit of the person being covered.
It is assumed the cost will be distributed among all users.
The issue has inspired at least 44 lawsuits against the government, according to The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a legal organization fighting the mandate.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, requires insurance companies and employers providing insurance to pay for government recommended preventive services without co-payments.
Religious organizations opposed to birth control demanded an exception to the requirement and there have been more than 40 lawsuits.