Trump Administration Birth Control Exemptions Denied By U.S. Appeals Court

Usually, any news involving Trump is a shit show. But today, news broke of a federal appeals court blocking new rules that would have allowed employers to deny birth control coverage in their health insurance plans.

The three-judge panel in Philadelphia’s 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obamacare requirement and said the Trump Administration’s request for businesses to be exempted from providing birth control coverage for religious reasons had “serious substantial problems.”

The ruling upheld a nationwide injunction that prevented the implementation of the exemptions. Had the court ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s new rules, more than 126,000 women would have lost birth control coverage through their employer's insurance plans.

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