Trump rolls back Obama's rule requiring employers to provide women with birth control

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Trump rolls back Obama's rule requiring employers to provide women with birth control

Post by Sassy on Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:13 pm

The Trump administration has rolled back the requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for birth control.

Under a new rule, any employer with religious objections to birth control will now be allowed to omit coverage for contraception from their workers' plans.

Donald Trump had signalled in May that action was coming on the issue.

“For too long, the federal government has used the power of the state as a weapon against people of faith, bullying and even punishing Americans for following their religious beliefs,” he said.

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, mandated that employers – with a few exceptions – offer health insurance that covers birth control without a co-pay.

The rule change is likely to end lawsuits from Roman Catholic and other religious employers, which had battled the Obama administration for years over the controversial mandate. But it could also trigger a fresh round of litigation from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Women’s Law Center.

Women’s rights organisations and some medical professionals have suggested that the rollback of the requirement could lead to a higher number of unintended pregnancies.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-birth-control-health-insurance-requirement-obama-roll-back-latest-a7987016.html
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