In a move that can be categorized under “Epic Win,” the House Republicans added a Conscience Clause clause to ObamaCare in their most recent continuing resolution. Right Scoop has the details…
CNN – House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN.
A senior House leadership aide confirmed that development.
The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.
With this move, House Republican leaders would give any employer or group health plan the ability to opt out of contraception coverage for the next year. That time frame syncs up with the larger measure in which this is included: a one-year delay of Obamacare provisions not yet in effect.
“This is a big deal for the congressman,” Huelskamp’s spokesman, Paul Nelson, told CNN. “He has been pushing for (the conscience clause) since he entered Congress.”
I look forward to seeing the Democrat’s arguments against the Conscience Clause. It should provide the voters with a great contrast.
That, and it appears that Sandra Fluke will have to shell out her $9 a month payment for her own birth control.