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USCCB submits comments on proposed HHS rulemaking, urges re-opening of final rule defining mandate, exemption

News of the Diocese

May 15, 2012

(Headquarter building of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.)

Future 'accommodation' excludes many, cannot meet incompatible goals;
Urges re-opening final rule defining contraceptive mandate, religious exemption;
Outstanding issues should be resolved 'in favor of more, not less, religious freedom'

WASHINGTON - Religious employers and other stakeholders would still have their employee health insurance plans and premiums used for services they find morally objectionable, even under future government accommodations, according to comments submitted by the General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The May 15 comments outlined the continued objections of USCCB to HHS "preventive services" mandate and urged the administration to resolve these issues "in favor of more, not less, religious freedom."

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