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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will not make any additional changes to its rule that will mandate health insurance plans to provide free contraception to women, despite reports of a compromise with those that were against the requirement.
According to a Reuters report published Sunday, White House chief of staff Jacob Lew said the White House will move forward with the mandate despite opposition from the conservative groups and the Roman Catholic Church (which operates several hospitals and universities), which opposes birth control. Lew also said "no religious organization will be required to pay for or facilitate the coverage that it disagrees with since the insurance companies are the ones who will pay," Reuters said.
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