The head of the Catholic Hospital Association explains her group's split with the Obama administration on the question of contraception coverage. Meanwhile, another Catholic organization is launching a nationwide ad campaign against this policy.
Kaiser Health News: Catholic Hospital Leader Defends Split With Obama Administration On Contraceptives
Late last Friday, the Catholic Health Association dealt the Obama administration a blow when it announced that it would not support a compromise plan on contraception coverage. In an effort to work with religious organizations' concerns about providing free contraception in employees' health plans, the administration had proposed that insurers be the ones to contact workers and pay for the coverage. Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey talked with CHA chief Sister Carol Keehan, a key ally of President Barack Obama during the run up to passage of the health care law (Carey, 6/19).