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Team Trump Mulling Fate Of Contraception Mandate

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 16:21
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This is horrible! People might actually have to pay a tiny amount for their own contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortion pills!

(The Hill) The era of free birth control for women could be coming to an end.

The requirement that insurance companies cover contraception at no cost is believed to be on the chopping block now that Tom Price has taken over the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Price opposed the mandate as a member of Congress and could take aim at the regulation — and other rules related to ObamaCare — as Republicans in Congress move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

There’s no such thing as free. Someone is paying for it, and, with Ocare, this meant higher premiums for all. Realistically, the mandate, which had zero basis in law, since it appears nowhere with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), was meant to pander to women, in an attempt to gain their support. So, now, if you force all these super empowered women to pay a measly $9 a month for birth control pills, it will mean you hate women, and Democrats can trot out their war on women meme again.

Conservative Republicans have opposed the mandate since it was issued by the Obama administration, saying it infringes on religious liberty by requiring employers to pay for contraception coverage, regardless of their beliefs.

It does infringe on religious liberty.

Now that Republicans hold Congress and the White House, they have the chance to do away with the mandate entirely.

Reversing the birth-control mandate would not necessarily require an act of Congress. HHS could issue a regulation excluding birth control from the list of women’s preventive health services that insurers must cover with no cost sharing.

Getting rid of it is as easy as waving a pen. It was a rule created out of thin air by HHS, not a requirement via the PPACA. Then, if insurance companies want to offer this as an elective, they have that choice.

Prepare for Unhinged Level 10 from Progressives.


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