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Religious Liberty | Two big moves from the Trump administration make a bombshell day for religious liberty protections
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/06/17, 05:11 pm

After months of delays, vague promises, and frustrations from religious freedom advocates, the Trump administration issued two major documents on the same day that will establish immediate and wide-reaching religious freedom protections.

One is a regulation that has been long expected. Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) widely expanded the religious exemption to Obamacare's contraceptive and abortifacient mandate.

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Trump relaxes contraceptive mandate

by Evan Wilt
Posted 10/06/17, 01:02 pm

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration unveiled broad new exemptions for the federal government’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandate Friday, rolling back controversial Obama-era rules. The new policy revises regulations implemented under the Affordable Care Act that required most companies to provide insurance with full coverage of birth control for women. The executive action expands the list of types of companies that can opt out of the mandate. The new exemption list includes nonprofit groups that morally object to providing birth control.

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CBO: GOP healthcare bill saves money, covers fewer

by Evan Wilt
Posted 6/26/17, 05:16 pm

The latest version of the Republican Senate healthcare bill would save taxpayers $321 billion by 2026 but would insure 22 million fewer Americans, according to an estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The Senate version reduces healthcare spending by $202 billion more than the House bill passed last month. But the numbers still don’t look good for Republicans.

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