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Health & wellness

Contraceptive exemptions issued for religious groups

The Obama administration on Friday released its final rule determining contraceptive coverage under the federal health care law; religious organizations can gain an exemption from this coverage, but their employees will still get coverage for birth control with no cost-sharing due to some creative loopholes.

“These employers, primarily houses of worship, may exclude contraceptive coverage from their health plans for their employees and their dependents,” states a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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