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Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate - CNN

(CNN) In a blow to Obamacare's controversial contraceptive mandate, employers may now have more leeway to withhold birth control coverage on religious grounds, according to new rules issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Friday ...and more »

Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday moved to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued sweeping guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections ...and more »

Trump just officially made it easier for employers to stop covering birth control - Vox

The Trump administration is relaxing an Obama-era requirement that nearly all employers offer health insurance that covers a wide array of contraceptive methods. New regulations released Friday significantly broaden the types of companies and ...and more »

Birth Control Mandate Narrowed, Religious Freedom Rules Expanded - U.S. News & World Report

The new rules would significantly expand for religious objections to providing birth control, while new guidance lays the groundwork to battle lawsuits against them. By Gabrielle Levy and Alan Neuhauser. Oct. 6, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.. By Gabrielle Levy ...and more »

Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate - Washington Post

The Trump administration issued rules Friday that immediately carve broad exceptions to the Affordable Care Act's promise of no-cost contraceptive coverage, touching off fresh lawsuits and renewed debate about the proper scope of religious liberty. The ...and more »

One Women's Group Is Already Planning To Sue the Trump Administration Over Birth Control Rollback - Fortune

The Trump administration's Health and Human Services (HHS) Division on Friday issued a new rule that broadens exemptions to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that employers' health care plans cover no-cost birth control. The long-anticipated ...and more »

Trump's Relentless War Against Birth Control - Newsweek

In a world besieged by catastrophes, including the carnage in Las Vegas, President Trump and his allies remain focused, like a laser, on one of their highest priorities: ending government support for contraceptive services. While other Administration ...and more »

Trump Guts Requirement That Employer Health Plans Pay For Birth Control - WBUR

The Trump administration is rolling back the Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health insurance policies cover birth control methods at no cost to women. According to senior officials with the Department of Health and Human Services, the ...and more »

Trump Just Made It Easier for Employers to Refuse to Pay for Birth Control -

The Trump administration loosened Obama-era birth control requirements on Friday, saying most providers of health insurance could refuse to pay for an employee's birth control if the provider shows “sincerely held” religious or moral objections. The ...and more »

As ACA enrollment nears, administration keeps cutting federal support of the law - Washington Post

For months, officials in Republican-controlled Iowa had sought federal permission to revitalize their ailing health-insurance marketplace. Then President Trump read about the request in a newspaper story and called the federal director weighing the ...and more »