The Wash. Post calls Biden a liar on birth control

"Vice President Biden said the Affordable Care Act would not require religious groups to finance coverage of birth control," The Washington Post reports. "Biden was referring to the so-called contraceptive mandate, which requires insurers to provide coverage for birth control without charging additional co-payments."

"...there are still unsettled issues in this matter, so Biden went a bit far saying it is a fact that they will not pay for contraceptives.

"Some church organizations still object to the mandate despite the exemption for religion-affiliated groups, arguing that they could end up paying for birth control indirectly if the mandate causes their health insurance costs to rise."

Obama's so-called exemption covers only direct fees for birth control, which must be covered.  Insurers will raise overall rates to cover the costs, which means religious groups are still forced against their will to fund birth control.

"Furthermore, the Obama administration said in March that it will come up with an accommodation for religiously affiliated employers that self-insure, but it has not yet decided how to handle that seven months later."

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