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Patch's Poll: Do You Agree With the Obamacare Mandate that Insurance Companies Cover Birth Control?

The contentious part of the Affordable Care Act went into effect this week.

A portion of the federal healthcare law mandating that employee sponsored health coverage include birth control went into effect on Wednesday.

The Health and Human Services mandate, which is part of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” requires that private insurers must include contraceptive coverage in their plans without charging a co-pay, the Huffington Post reported.

The mandate has been one of the most contentious parts of Obamacare because it draws into question whether it violates religious freedoms, forcing institutions like the Roman Catholic Church to go against its conscience and provide coverage for something it doesn't believe in.

The Church has been in stark opposition to the HHS mandate, and many Republicans have argued the same, the Huffington Post reported. Meanwhile, Democrats and women’s rights groups have said it’s an advancement in women’s reproductive rights.

Do you agree with the birth control coverage mandate? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Vindaloo August 03, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I know who Adam Carolla. Enjoyed him since "The Man Show". But you contradict yourself using that example. You proved my point.
DisgruntledInClinton August 03, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I didn't prove your point, Cathy, Adam Carolla is the exception to the rule. I would like to change the rules so that more children don't have to be exceptions.
Vindaloo August 03, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Terry and 3rdgen.................Exactly!!!!
William Barker August 04, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Does the Federal Government have the right to force religious institutions and their affiliated hospitals and schools to finance something that their faith dictates is immoral? Whether you are for or against contaception is irrelavent, this intrusion by govenment is unconscionable.
Kate J. Coors December 17, 2012 at 12:52 AM
If you don't like it you can always move. Legalized prostitution is actually not that bad. Stamps for the purchase of crack and heroin is something I don't agree with, but I could certainly use stamps for Vicodin and Oxycontin from a legit pharmacy. If you agree shoot me a message at fybropain@ novawarp.com so we can talk.

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