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(2 of 2) MANY Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans

Via: Think Progress

Catholic leaders and the GOP presidential candidates have intentionally distorted the Obama administration’s new rule requiring employers and insurers to provide reproductive health benefits at no additional cost sharing.

Conservatives are seeking a way to politically unite Republican voters around a social issue and portray the regulation as a big government intrusion into religious liberties. In reality, the mandate is modeled on existing rules in six states, exempts houses of worship and other religious nonprofits that primarily employ and serve people of faith, and offers employers a transitional period of one year to determine how best to comply with the rule.

It’s also nothing new. Twenty-eight states already require organizations that offer prescription insurance to cover contraception and since 98 PERCENT of Catholic women use birth control, MANY Catholic institutions offer the benefit to their employees.

For instance, a Georgetown University spokesperson told ThinkProgress yesterday that employees “have access to health insurance plans offered and designed by national providers to a national pool. These plans include coverage for birth control.”

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/02/07/420114/many-catholic-universities-hospitals-already-offer-contraception-as-part-of-their-health-insurance-plans/

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February 8, 2012 - Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons, Romney, Santorum | , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for setting the record straight. More of this needs to enter the more popular media.

    Comment by mpbulletin | February 8, 2012 | Reply


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