Third Way Statement on the Administration’s Final Preventive Services Rule Regarding Contraceptive Coverage
Today Third Way Senior Policy Counsel Sarah Trumble released the following statement:
No woman should be refused access to no-cost contraception because of the religious beliefs of her employer, and that’s exactly what the new HHS rule released today ensures—while also protecting religious organizations from being asked to violate a tenet of their beliefs. Though we disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, we applaud the Administration on its final preventive services rule continuing the generous exemption already in place for non-profit organizations and expanding it to fully satisfy the ruling of the Court. This regulation so carefully and clearly strikes the right balance that it should serve as a death knell to the seemingly never-ending court challenges to the non-profit accommodation. With this rule and the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in King v. Burwell last month, we have finally secured the long and bright future for the ACA that all Americans deserve.