According to today's Wall Street Journal, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working on a new rule on the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare that will allow non-profits to object to the mandate but let the insurance provider pay for it anyway.
In other words, non-profits will be allowed to say "no" to the mandate to align with their religious beliefs, but the insurers will be on the hook to provide the contraceptive services and supplies anyway. Somehow.
HHS is also seeking commentary from privately held for-profits that the Supreme Court freed from the mandate in July, hoping to work out a similar arrangement.
According to the WSJ:
A senior administration official said the details of the rules are still being worked out. But it is likely that the Supreme Court’s order will shape the new compromise arrangement, and that nonprofit institutions will be able to write a letter stating their objections, rather than filing a form. That would leave the federal government to work out how those employers get access to contraception coverage.
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