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HHS Mandate Talking Point #5 – Accommodation?

This is a series of short talking points that we have provided to our volunteers as information they can use in speaking out in various ways against the ObamaCare mandate on contraception. Feel free to use, build on, or share.


Didn’t the President offer an accommodation to let religious groups avoid paying for services they find objectionable?

The President said in a press conference on February 10 (a statement that holds absolutely no requirement for commitment) that Catholic churches would not have to pay for these services, and instead the insurance carriers would offer the contraceptive services for free. In actuality, this did nothing to change the facts.  Everyone knows that the insurance companies will just push along those costs to the religious institutions through higher premiums. Furthermore, later that day when the mandate was officially published in the Federal Register, where posted regulations do carry the weight of law, it was absolutely unchanged.