CHA Urges Expanded Religious Exemption, Says Government Must Pay

The Catholic News Service’s Nancy Frazier O’Brien reports that a major supporter of the president’s health reform law has joined other Catholic organizations in criticizing the Obama administration for its handling of the contraception mandate controversy. Last week, leaders of the Catholic Health Association (CHA) urged the Obama administration to expand the types of religious employers exempted from the mandate to provide contraception coverage. According to the CHA, the current “accommodation” that the administration has proposed does not go far enough “to meet the religious liberty concerns of all of our members and other church ministries.” 

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