International Business Times: CHLPI Attorney Weighs in on New Guidance on Birth Control Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance providers are required to provide women with free birth control options. However, the federal Department of Health and Human Services released a guidance this past Monday that describes the exact requirements that many providers are failing to meet and warns of penalties to noncompliant insurance companies.

CHLPI staff attorney, Carmel Shachar, in quoted in the article, published by International Business Times. She applauds the action taken by the Health and Human Services while acknowledging that it cannot be seen as a “cure-all” to the tension between the ACA and health insurance providers who willingly undermine the “spirit of the law.”

Read the article here.


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