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Speak Out Again for Preventive Health Services

After several months of public debate and internal review, the White House is poised to announce final regulations on women's preventive health coverage as early as next week.

In July, the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, released the historic report Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps. The report recommended that many women's preventive health services—including contraceptives—should be fully covered (without co-pays) by health insurance providers. In August, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it would require insurers to provide full contraceptive coverage, but it also proposed a refusal clause so religious institutions could op-out of such plans.

Supporters of the religious refusal clause have been actively lobbying the administration, also urging them to expand the clause for religiously affiliated organizations such as health systems, universities and social service agencies.

Hadassah remains a strong advocate for a woman's freedom of choice and opposes any attempts to restrict the right to reproductive choice and/or use of family planning services. Restrictions to reproductive healthcare deprive women of their right to make health decisions privately, in consultation with medical advice, and in accordance with their own religious, moral and ethical values.

Click here to tell the White House you oppose the religious refusal clause and support women's access to preventive health services.

Date: 11/17/2011 12:00:00 AM

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