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Birth-control rule will apply to self-insured organizations, Sebelius says
Modern Healthcare

The revised rule on insurance coverage of birth control that HHS will formulate, finalize and implement by August 2013 will apply to self-insured entities, as well as policies issued by insurance companies, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters. The details of the revised birth-control rule—announced after a furor from Catholic employers who object to funding something to which they are morally opposed—remain undefined, except that it will require insurance companies to pay for the drugs instead of religious employers.