One component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that has been hotly contested is the provision of birth control expenses and its impact on religious-affiliated groups opposed to contraception. New proposed rules and a fact sheet have been issued that are apparently an effort to quell some of the debate.

The new regulations propose to have insurers who sell the coverage to pick up the cost of the contraceptives. Now, there is a proposal that applies to religious institutions that self-insure which obligates the administrator of the plan to find a policy that would cover contraceptives.

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