Obama Birth Control Policy Options

The Obama administration is laying out options for carrying out the president's compromise on free birth control for women working at church-affiliated institutions like hospitals and colleges.

A regulatory proposal unveiled Friday lists options for providing contraceptives at no cost to the employees. Administration officials are seeking public comment before making a final decision.

The government now classifies birth control as preventive health care, and President Barack Obama's health care law requires health plans to cover prevention free of charge.

The options cover a range of scenarios affecting nonprofit religious employers, large and small, that serve the public. Churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship are exempt.

The proposals are unlikely to please Catholic bishops, but the administration is hoping to accommodate hospitals, colleges and charitable organizations.


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  • by Patriot Location: Washington on Mar 18, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    The only thing missing from Obama's liberal policies is our freedom.
  • by REM Location: ENC on Mar 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM
    I hate what this nation has become. Time for another revolution; it's the only thing that will bring us back to sanity. It will happen when the market crashes again, and all the conservatives quit their job and start living off the land again. Pride will bring most people down, but not all. Get ready folks.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 07:57 AM in reply to REM
      Well the south will be screwed, everybody else will prosper.
  • by yoder on Mar 17, 2012 at 07:47 PM
    Nothing in life is free!! Someone, somewhere is paying $$$$$$$$, for your so called free stuff.
  • by JG Location: Winterville on Mar 17, 2012 at 03:08 PM
    I just love how they use the word FREE, nothing is FREE, someone has to pay for it and if you pay taxes guess who that most likely is going to be if the government is in the middle of it? Ultimately, someone has to put out the money for the pills. And, I thought we already had FREE birth control by just going down to the local FREE health clinic on, is it Government Circle to get that FREE contraception?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 at 02:54 PM
    Free free.....come and get it.....everything's free. Just sell your soul to the devil and Obumer will take care of you. We need to turn this sinking ship around folks before it's too late.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    obama death control is more like it.
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