This is a Comment on the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule: Certain Preventive Services under Affordable Care Act

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Kathleen Sebelius, if you still call yourself a Catholic, you should be ashamed of yourself. To think that you would continue with your stance in DIRECT opposition to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in unthinkable. I am not sure why you have this stance that is so unloving towards women in this country, and so against religious freedom. Pregnancy is a gift, not a disease. Please support life!

The Administration's "advance notice" does not correct the fundamental problems in its contraceptive mandate.

Both the coercive mandate itself, and its extremely narrow exemption for "religious employers," remain unchanged. Almost all private health plans, even those sponsored by many religious organizations, will be required to pay for or facilitate coverage for sterilization and all FDA-approved "contraceptives," including drugs that can cause abortion. This coverage will be provided "automatically" to employees and their dependents, including minors, whether the employees want the coverage or not. Employers will have no right to act on their values when they provide health coverage. Employees, and those who provide or purchase health insurance outside the employer context, will have no freedom to opt out.

I urge you to allow all organizations and individuals to offer, sponsor and obtain health coverage that does not violate their moral and religious convictions.
Comment Period Closed
Jun 19 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: CMS-2012-0031-9658
Tracking Number: 81034faf

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Date Posted: Jul 11, 2012
RIN: 0938-AR42
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