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    Thumbs up Trump neuters ObamaCare birth control coverage mandate

    In a post-midterms one-two punch to ObamaCare, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized major rule changes aimed at rolling back the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate and tightening restrictions to ensure that taxpayer subsidies aren't used to fund abortions.
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the changes would allow some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers.
    Last year, the White House vowed to provide "full protection” to a wide range of companies and organizations that claim a “religious or moral objection” to providing the coverage.
    Under former President Barack Obama's health care law, most employers must cover birth control at no charge as a preventive service for women. Accommodating religious objections has been a sticking point with conservatives for years, and was the subject of legal challenges.
    The new regulations apply mainly to religious organizations, nonprofits and small businesses. Women's rights groups already suing the administration over an earlier version of the opt-out vowed to continue their court battle.
    "The religious and moral exemptions provided by these rules also apply to institutions of education, issuers, and individuals. The Departments are not extending the moral exemption to publicly traded businesses, or either exemption to government entities," HHS said in a statement.

    The rule, set to take effect after a 60-day comment period, does not bar any employer from providing contraceptive coverage.

    Also on Wednesday, the administration proposed tighter rules on ObamaCare plans that cover abortion. The administration said those changes are intended to ensure that taxpayer-provided subsidies for health insurance are not used to pay for abortions.

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    Personally I think they should mandate birth control for liberals. That would be a tax I would gladly pay and actually save money in the long run.

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    Birth control costs $15/month at Walmart without insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandmastersexsay View Post
    Birth control costs $15/month at Walmart without insurance.
    Quit being a misogynist bigot.

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