On Friday, the Trump administration will announce new regulations relaxing a federal requirement that virtually all employers offer health insurance that covers a variety contraceptive methods, reports Sarah Kliff. Vox first obtained a draft of these new rules back in May.
“The draft rule was also blunt about its expected effects,” says Kliff. “These final rules will result in some enrollees in plans of exempt entities not receiving coverage or payments for contraceptive services,” the draft said.
Basically, the new rules permit more types of companies and organizations to request an exemption from the mandatory contraceptive coverage, which will likely lead to many American women, currently covered, to pay out of pocket for their birth control medication.
For months now, women’s health groups, including the Center for Reproductive Rights, have been readying to file lawsuits against the proposed new regulation.