HHS’ latest contraception accommodation
When President Obama announced his first accommodation of religious objections to HHS' contraception mandate last month, the big unanswered question had to do with faith-based organizations that are self-insured. How could the administration require the insurance companies that (typically) manage their plans to cover contraception when the actual payments for health care are made the organizations themselves? This was sufficiently consequential for Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) to use it to rationalize her vote in favor of the Blunt Amendment.
Late Friday afternoon,