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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
WAWH Supporter E-Update
Protect Contraception as Prevention for ALL Women!
Submit Your Comments to the Obama Administration Today!
Speak Up & Submit Comments to the Obama Administration - All Women Need Access to Contraception without Co-pays
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health has celebrated recommendations
that contraception, yearly well-woman visits, support for breast
feeding, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and screening
and counseling for domestic violence, among others, are essential
women's preventive health services and therefore health insurers should
be required to cover them at no cost to women.
The Obama Administration is currently collecting comments
on its proposal to "accommodate" religiously-affiliated organizations
that object to covering contraceptive services without cost-sharing, as
required under the federal health care law.
voice is vital to make it clear to the Administration that women who
are subject to the accommodation should have the same seamless access to
no-cost contraception as those who are not. Please make your voice heard! Comments are due on June 19th. The following is a sample message you can included when submitting your comments:
Subject: ANPRM: Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act, CMS-9968-ANPRM, Docket ID: CMS-2012-0031
the Departments move forward with the accommodation, it must be
structured in a seamless way that does not unfairly disadvantage those
individuals subject to it or harm their health.
definition of who qualifies for the accommodation must be limited and
should not extend to for-profit employers. In no way should the
existing religious employer exemption be expanded. The accommodation
must be automatic, seamless, without charge, and accompanied by clear
notice and critical protections like continuation coverage.
fortunate to live in a state that already has a requirement ensuring
that women are provided with contraceptive coverage, with no exceptions
for religious employers. It has made a difference in my life and the
lives of women and families across the state. I strongly support the
Departments' statement that law's like Wisconsin's will continue. Women
in our state should not lose access to benefits they currently have.
In order to
fulfill the promise of the preventive services provision of the health
care law, women who are subject to the accommodation must have access to
no-cost contraceptive coverage to the same extent as those who are not.
To send a message and to submit your comments, link here. Click on the "Comment Now" button on the upper right. Feel free to use the text above in your message to the Administration.
sure to also mobilize your friends and neighbors to speak out on this
issue by forwarding this message on and by posting it to Facebook and/or