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Monday, February 20, 2012

Rupublicans, Contraception, and Hypocrisy!!!!!

I heard about this on the radio tonight and went looking for information.

Found this report

HIGHLIGHTS:
ü      28 states require insurers that cover prescription drugs to provide coverage of the full range of FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices; 17 of these states also require coverage of related outpatient services.
o       2 states exclude emergency contraception from the required coverage.
o       1 state excludes minor dependents from coverage.
ü      20 states allow certain employers and insurers to refuse to comply with the mandate. 8 states have no such provision that permits refusal by some employers or insurers.
o       4 states include a “limited” refusal clause that allows only churches and church associations to refuse to provide coverage, and does not permit hospitals or other entities to do so.
o       7 states include a “broader” refusal clause that allows churches, associations of churches, religiously affiliated elementary and secondary schools, and, potentially, some religious charities and universities to refuse, but not hospitals.
o       8 states include an “expansive” refusal clause that allows religious organizations, including at least some hospitals, to refuse to provide coverage; 2 of these states also exempt secular organizations with moral or religious objections. (An additional state, Nevada, does not exempt any employers but allows religious insurers to refuse to provide coverage; 2 other states exempt insurers in addition to employers.)



Based on what I heard on the radio -
   Arizona passed their law under a Republican governor.
   Iowa passed their law under a Republican governor.
   New York passed their law under a Republican governor.
   Massachusetts passed their law under Mitt Romney.
And I'm sure if someone took the time to check - there are a lot of Republicans who sponsored and supported this at the state level.


Me thinks the Republicans protest too much!
Much Ado About Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!

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