Here is a $12 billion problem we really can actually go a long way towards eliminating.
Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.
On Friday, the USCCB tweeted this demonstrably false statement: “Federal judge finds HHS mandate violates conscience rights of private employer.” That did not happen.
Requiring coverage of FDA-approved contraceptives like birth control pills, implants and IUDs and other necessary preventive should be a no-brainer.
New reports of advertising by Focus on the Family during the NCAA basketball tournaments in March on CBS raise troubling questions about involvement by both the collegiate sports association and the network’s support for a right-wing extremist group.
While some religious groups do oppose rescinding the conscience rule, many support it because of their concern that it could be harmful to health care and counter-productive to efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies.
With more and more families losing their health insurance and having difficulty accessing health care at all, Bush’s HHS rule that limits access to health services is unconscionable. We must all speak up for patients’ rights.
If faith-based providers want to convince us that they’re interested in the dignity of their patients, they need to stop the war on medicine.
President Obama and congressional Democrats have already moved smartly to restore key women’s reproductive rights that came under attack during the Bush Administration.
Let’s see some proof, the Obama administration said, in essence, today, to those who claimed that health care providers desperately needed further protection to prevent discrimination based on their religious objection to providing abortion care.