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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:12 PM

White House Proposes Compromise on Contraception Coverage

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed yet another compromise on Friday in an effort to address the concerns of religious organizations that object to its policy requiring health insurance plans to cover contraceptives for women at no charge.

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said the proposal would guarantee free coverage of birth control “while respecting religious concerns.”

Churches and religious organizations that object to providing birth control coverage on religious grounds would not have to pay for it.

Under the proposal, the administration said, “eligible organizations would not have to contract, arrange, pay or refer for any contraceptive coverage to which they object on religious grounds.” Female employees of such organizations would receive contraceptive coverage through separate individual health insurance policies, without having to pay premiums or co-payments.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/us/politics/white-house-proposes-compromise-on-contraception-coverage.html?hp&pagewanted=printhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/us/politics/white-house-proposes-compromise-on-contraception-coverage.html?hp&pagewanted=print

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spanone Feb 2013 OP
Vincardog Feb 2013 #1
Enrique Feb 2013 #2
Dawson Leery Feb 2013 #3
libtodeath Feb 2013 #4
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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:15 PM

1. If your religion forbids something don't do it. Keep your beliefs off my body.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:16 PM

2. why not try to get something in return?

this is something that was mainly (not completely) a partisan issue. So this is a concession to the republicans. Nothing automatically wrong with that, but why does Obama give these concessions for free? Especially when the GOP plays hardball with everything.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:20 PM

3. Appeasing religious zealots never works.

The fundies demand they cannot be forced to provide contraception coverage, yet they demand the state keep gay marriage illegal.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:22 PM

4. I dont understand how it works

are they going to force women to get a seperate policy outside of one a workplace may offer?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:27 PM

5. This is a naked establishment of religion... but that never stopped anyone

In any decent society there can not be different regulations for different people based on what ideas they have in their heads.

This sort of compromise is a benefit conferred to specific religious beliefs.

Free Exercise of religion does not allow one to break the law.

Allowing people to break the law under cover of free-exercise is Establishment.

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