In Texas, Reactions to Birth Control Compromise Mixed

In Texas, reactions to a new federal rule requiring many employers — including religiously affiliated hospitals and universities — to provide contraception coverage in employee health plans were vehement, and mixed. 

A compromise President Obama offered Friday that allows religious organizations, not just churches, to opt out of the contraception coverage requirement has yielded a similar response. The most controversial element? It requires third-party health insurers to provide birth control for women who elect not to join their employer’s health plan.  

Seton Healthcare Family, a major nonprofit Texas hospital system that provides health care to 1.8 million people, and had ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up