via Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Friday set final rules for contraception coverage in workers’ health insurance plans, putting in place rules that are unlikely to satisfy some religious employers who object to birth control.
The rules reaffirmed that most health plans have to include birth control with no out-of-pocket costs as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The regulations include alternative arrangements for employers such as Catholic universities that have moral objections to most forms of contraception, and other Christian institutions that object specifically to forms of emergency contraception such as the “morning-after pill.”
Under the rules, employers with such objections must tell their insurance company or the federal government. The insurance company then takes over responsibility for providing the coverage to employees who want it..
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