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Contraceptive mandate goes into full effect August 1, Sebelius says

April 09, 2013

With the allotted period for public comments coming to an end, the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has indicated that a mandate requiring contraceptive coverage in health-care programs will go into full effect on August 1.

“As of August 1, 2013, every employee who doesn’t work directly for a church or a diocese will be included in the benefit package,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told an audience at the Harvard School of Public Health. The administration has shown no inclination to compromise on the contraceptive mandate, despite a rash of lawsuits seeking to block implementation of the policy.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Apr. 09, 2013 7:44 PM ET USA

    Keep in mind that the ultimate aim of these people is the destruction of the Catholic Church, and it all makes sense. They never had any intention of giving way on this issue.+