11th Feb, 2012

Health-Care Critics Unmoved by Obama’s Contraception Compromise

Kirsten Powers: “Some people won’t take yes for an answer.  On Friday, President Obama attempted to put an end to the roar of disapproval that had been building ever since the administration released a new rule in January requiring religious institutions to provide health insurance to their employees that covers contraception, sterilization, and Plan B. Obama today lifted that requirement.

In response, conservatives blasted the administration.  What was his offense? Obama tossed his original mandate; Catholic institutions will now not be required to purchase health insurance at odds with their religious faith, nor will they be required to alert employees as to where to find them. Instead, when women ask their doctor for contraception, their health-insurance companies will be required to cover it for free.”

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