Americans United for Life has made the following comments to the Department of Health and Human Services:

Conscience - April 2013

Americans United for Life has filed its third, extensive comment defending freedom of conscience and urging the Obama Department of Health and Human Services to rescind its coercive, anti-life mandate. The mandate requires nearly all private health insurance plans to provide full coverage for life-ending drugs and devices masquerading as “contraception.” Although over 150 plaintiffs have filed 52 lawsuits challenging the mandate, HHS has failed to adequately address the serious issues at hand. [Continue Reading…]

Civil Rights/Conscience - April 2013

Americans United for Life (AUL) filed a comment with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to express concern about the growing trend of purported nondiscrimination policies being used to unjustifiably burden freedom of conscience. Of particular concern to AUL is the requirement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that nearly all private health insurance plans provide full coverage for life-ending drugs and devices masquerading as “contraception.” [Continue Reading…]

Preventive Care; Conscience - June 2012

Americans United for Life remains deeply concerned with the guidelines and regulation regarding preventative services for women that were issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on August 1, 2011 and finalized, without change, February 15, 2012. The questions and commentary offered by HHS in the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (*ANPRM) highblight, without alleviating, these concerns. [Continue Reading…]

Exchange Implementation - September 2011

On July 15, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rulefor implementation of “the new Affordable Insurance Exchanges (“Exchanges”), consistent withtitle I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148) as amendedby the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-152), referred tocollectively as the ‘Affordable Care Act.’” HHS invited comments on the regulation to besubmitted on or before September 28, 2011. [Continue Reading…]

Preventive Care - September 2011

Americans United for Life is deeply concerned about the guidelines and regulationconcerning preventive services for women that was issued by the Health Resourcesand Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and HumanServices (HHS) on August 1, 2011. [Continue Reading…]

Preventive Care - September 2010

On July 19, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an
interim final rule for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to
coverage of preventive services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act). HHS invited comments on the regulation to be
submitted on or before September 17, 2010. [Continue Reading…]

High Risk Pools - September 2010

On July 30, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an
interim final rule to implement requirements in section 1101 of Title I (pertaining
to the creation of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Program (PCIP
program), or “high risk pools”) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
of 2010 (Affordable Care Act). [Continue Reading…]