Contraception Coverage Regulations

The vast majority of voters—82 percent—think birth control should be covered in health insurance plans, even if employers are morally opposed to it.In May 2017, President Trump signed a "religious freedom" executive order, calling for new regulations that would harm women’s access to birth control and on October 6, the administration issued them. The new regulations create a sweeping religious exemption to the ACA’s contraception coverage benefit: They allow any corporation or university to use religion to deny their employees and students coverage for birth control. But whether a woman uses birth control should be up to her, not her boss or university. 

We have filed a lawsuit against these regulations and will continue to fight for our neighbors because for-profit corporations and non-profit institutions should not be allowed to use religion as a reason to deny access to contraception. We will file comments on these regulations and will file a lawsuit in court. Failure to provide this coverage threatens women's health and equality.

Regulations Status In effect as of October 6, 2017

Regulations Text Here and here

Statement

AU And NWLC File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Rules Denying Women Birth Control Coverage

Americans United Statement On Plans To Sue Trump Administration Over New Birth Control Regulations

Letters

Read our comments on the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury’s (the Departments) Interim Final Rules, “Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage for Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act”

Read our comment on the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury’s (the Departments) Interim Final Rules, “Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage for Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act”

Blog Posts

Survey Says: Majority Of Americans Believe Employee Health Insurance Plans Should Cover Birth Control

 We Told The Trump Administration That Religion Is No Excuse To Roll Back Birth Control Access

Join Us Today To Say #HandsOffMyBC

Americans United Sues Trump Administration Over Rules That Threaten Women’s Access To Birth Control

Recent Study Highlights Importance Of Protecting Birth Control Access

With New Birth Control Rule, Trump Administration Ramps Up Attack On Women’s Healthcare

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