Wednesday, 29 February 2012

President Barack Obama-Free Birth Control-Religious Groups-Health Insurers

Insurers stuck with cost of Obama birth-control plan

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's compromise on free birth control coverage left health insurers stuck with the bill, sparking worries over the precedent set by the new policy. Obama on Friday made insurers responsible for providing free birth control to employees of religious groups, aiming to placate outraged leaders of the Catholic church who oppose contraception and to defuse an election-year landmine. Free birth control is mandated under Obama's 2010 healthcare law. ... read more..

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