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Trump administration moves to limit insurance coverage for birth control pills

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click to enlarge THE PILL: Trump administration moves o exempt them from health coverage.
  • THE PILL: Trump administration moves o exempt them from health coverage.
As I've said many times, the war on women's medical rights isn't limited to abortion.  It includes limiting access to contraception, such as birth control pills. From Think Progress:

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it has finalized the rollback of an Obama-era rule mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that required employers to provide contraception coverage for their employees, regardless of whether it conflicts with their moral or religious beliefs.

The new rules, set to take place in about 60 days, will allow employers that object to the use of birth control to stop paying for their workers’ contraception. The change will affect between 6,400 and 127,000 women, according to a fact sheet released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National Women’s Law Center, however, estimates the rule threatens contraception for more than 55 million cisgender women and an unknown number of transgender and non binary people.
This rolls back a feature of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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