FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2018
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

Contraceptive Coverage Could Elude Millions under New Rules Released Today

WASHINGTON, DCToday, the Trump administration published two final rules on religious and moral exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, a national organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators.

“Today’s action taken by the Trump administration would allow virtually any employer to refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraceptive methods by claiming religious or moral objections. The regulations could leave millions of women without access to birth control and reverse some of the important public health progress made under the Affordable Care Act in recent years.

“Family planning has been designated one of top ten public health achievements of the 21st century. It is baffling that the administration would support any policy that could diminish access to this essential preventive care.”

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NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org.

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