Obama May Allow Some Insurers To Opt Out Of Covering Birth Control

“The Obama administration is debating the inclusion of a conscience clause that would allow some insurers not to cover contraception on religious grounds, POLITICO’s Lester Feder is now reporting. “Internal disagreements over the issue have caused an announcement of the administration’s position to be delayed more than once this week” and a final announcement is expected Monday at 2 p.m. In a report released earlier this month, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that insurers provide coverage for contraception without additional cost sharing.