by Axios | 11.8.18
The Department of Health and Human Services wants insurers to send consumers separate bills for medical coverage and whatever coverage they might provide for abortion.
How it works: Federal law says federal funding — including premium subsidies under the ACA — can't be used to cover abortion, and requires insurers to segregate the money they use to provide coverage for abortion services.
On a similar note, HHS also finalized rules yesterday making it easier for employers to opt out of the ACA's contraception mandate if they have religious — or, in some cases, moral — objections to birth control.
The other side: ACA legal expert Nicholas Bagley has argued that the exemption for moral objections is illegal.
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I’ll support this when all men’s sexual health matters are not paid for and separated out Pharmacists refuse to sell condoms and not a single blue pill is ever legally dispensed again. Keep your damn religion to yourself.
What bull! You have no right to tell me what I can or cannot do with my body. Your religious beliefs are your religious beliefs. Follow them yourselves, but you have no right to dictate what I can or cannot do! Separation of Church and State. You a-holes!
Stop the murder of babies all together!
Still about controlling women and imposing your values/religion on others. NO!
Federal funds should not be used for abortions, contraceptives, adoption, child birth, child raising, women’s reproductive health, men’s reproductive health, or any other healthcare services or child welfare.
Selfish-having an abortion. Selfless-putting others before yourself. This has absolutely nothing to do with religion or people trying to force something upon you. We all make decisions and mistakes in our lives, most of us many mistakes. I cannot understand why anyone would fight for animal rights and protections and then be inconvenienced by a pregnancy to the point of actually killing their very own child. Yes, it is your body so take good care of it. As a man, I don’t want to lose a child because I made that kind of mistake. I want to find a way to make it work. That is life, religious, atheist, or whatever. It does not matter and life is tough!
A WOMANS RIGHT TO DO WHAT SHE WANTS WITH HER BODY SHOULD NOT BE POLITICAL. Period. leave us alone. DOES THE GOVERNMENT GOVERN THE EXTENSIVE USE OF VIAGRA TO MEN? no, so stop.
To quote a Tumblr post I saw a while back, “women’s reproductive rights are like nipples. Everyone has them, women’s are more relevant, but the only ones you ever see are men’s”. God this pisses me off. It’s a woman’s right to choose!
Roe v Wade is established law. Pay for all choices or pay for none. It’s about medical decisions and women’s health, not religion!
Is HHS also insisting that insurance companies send separate bills to male clients to cover the cost of vasectomies (just as legal as abortions under the LAW of this nation) or give employers the ability to 'opt out' of coverage for Viagra or any other little blue pill which can increase the likelihood of pregnancy? I can't wait until all the old, white, privileged, misogynists have been removed from office and replaced with non-judgemental, fair and caring FEMALE representatives willing to put the wishes of ALL their constituents above their own hypocritical, quasi-religious self-interests. As I have said before, there is a Constitutional mandate that Church and State be separate in this NATION OF LAWS. Keep your false, politically expedient religion out of my government I will keep my pragmatic, agnostic views out of your religion!
To my representatives please oppose this policy. In my view it’s just another conservative/GOP attack on abortion and reproductive rights. Looks like we will need to gear up for Blue Wave 🌊 Number two and take out the rest of these fanatics. Their policy is pretext for eliminating abortions and birth control options period.
I don’t like the religious exemptions. Not every employee shares your religion. I’m sick of the special treatments religions get to be shitty to people.
Women MUST have RIGHT to CONTROL what is done to their bodies including financial restrictions. Not class or wealth should be an issue
Republicans are doing this as a precursor to eliminating health care that is woman specific. Stop the war on women!
This is absurd. If we’re going to play this game, there should be no coverage or subsidy (and separate billing) for any treatment of erectile dysfunction. I could rant about this for days, but no one is listening anyway.
If you’re against abortions occurring, then maybe you should promote the contraception methods that would prevent unwanted pregnancies from occurring in the first place, instead of making both more difficult to obtain. It is simply illogical to do so considering human nature and the fact that not everyone has the same religious beliefs. This is just plain disrespectful to women who don’t ascribe to the same life priorities as you.
Once again a bunch of liers and cheats telling people what they can or can’t do with their body
Police state. To chose an abortion is a private matter.
It amazes me how anyone can be both anti-abortion and anti- contraception. Any regulations that come from Republicans are aimed at regulating women’s bodies. Why not ask women about this?
if a woman chooses to use contraception or have an abortion insurance should cover it.
This disproportionately impacts women, negatively.
This is just another way to curtail women’s rights. Abortion is legal . And so is birth control. Health insurance should cover both