Catholic Medical Association provides comment on HHS defintion of religious employer

Bala Cynwyd, PA — On August 1, 2011, the Secretary of HHS effectively mandated that abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization be offered and subsidized by all insurance plans and issuers, and proposed to exempt only a narrow  set of “religious employers,” using a definition supplied by the ACLU  and recognized in only 3 states. Today, the CMA submitted comments to  HHS, criticizing this mandate and HHS’s draconian approach to respect for religious freedom.