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Survey: Most Americans Favor Health Law’s Birth Control Coverage Mandate

Though this health law provision continues to be controversial and is the subject of various legal challenges, a recent survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers found that 69 percent of Americans support the requirement.

Los Angeles Times: Nearly 7 In 10 Americans Say Health Plans Should Cover Birth Control
Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69 percent of Americans in favor of the mandate (Kaplan, 4/22).

NBC News: Most Support Birth Control Mandate, Survey Shows
Most Americans — 69 percent — support the requirement that health insurance plans pay for birth control, a new survey shows. The 2010 Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to pay for contraception as part of 10 essential benefits, including vaccines and cancer screenings. It’s the most controversial requirement, with religious groups, some conservative commentators and some employers objecting (Fox, 4/22).

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