HHS Mandate and Conscience Regulations

Religious Liberties Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Tuesday, May 22, 2012 01:00 PM
End : Tuesday, May 22, 2012 02:00 PM

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Featured Speakers:
Mark L. Rienzi
Adam Winkler


HHS Mandate and Conscience RegulationsThe Department of Health and Human Services attracted a great deal of attention when it issued regulations to ensure that women receive preventative health care coverage at no additional out-of-pocket cost.  The regulation would require employers, with an exception for certain religious organizations, to provide to employees preventive care, including domestic violence screening and breast-feeding support, but also including contraception, some of which acts as an abortifacient.  Critics argued that the exceptions were too narrowly drawn, failing to exclude parochial schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, religious membership organizations, etc., and had no accommodation for self-insured employers who might have a conscience objection.  A promised revision to the regulation to require the health insurance companies themselves to bear the costs of the benefit did not satisfy all critics.  Join us as our experts debate these and other issues, including all the latest developments.


  • Prof. Mark Rienzi, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • Prof. Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law

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