• Trump Administration Cracks Down on Abortion Rights One Day After Midterms

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    Just one day after the 2018 midterm elections, the Trump administration on Wednesday pushed two new rules in a crackdown on abortion rights.
    The first regulation, which was finalized by the department of Health and Human Services, will allow nearly any employer to deny birth control coverage mandated by Obamacare on the basis of moral or religious exemptions. The second is a proposal brought forward by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to change billing requirements under the Affordable Care Act that aims to prevent federal funding from being used for abortion services.
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  • Trump Administration Issues Rules Permitting Birth Control Coverage Exemption

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    The Trump administration issued two rules on Wednesday that will permit some employers to opt out of providing coverage for birth control based on religious or moral grounds.
    The first rule provides an exemption to companies that object to birth control coverage due to "religious beliefs," while the second offers a "non-religious moral convictions" exemption. The former will particularly apply to religious organizations while the second exemption will be available primarily to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Publicly traded companies and governments will not be permitted to...
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