The Trump administration late last week took steps to let more employers opt out of providing birth control to women at no cost.
The new rule will allow any corporation or not-forprofit group to exclude the coverage on religious or moral objections. The new policy is a long-expected revision to federal rules that require most companies to cover birth control as preventive care for women at no additional cost. The administration also is tightening oversight of how plans sold under Obamacare cover abortion. With limited exceptions, abortions can only be paid for through a separate premium collected from enrollees. No public subsidies can be used, except in cases that involve rape, incest or preserving the life of the mother.