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The Trump administration is rolling back the regulations that make it mandatory for employer-provided insurance plans to provide free birth control.

The new rules, , exempt employers from a law requiring that they cover birth control if that practice contradicts their religious or moral beliefs. The change expands the group that's already exempt from the rule.

Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans have to cover birth control for women at no cost, a rule referred to as the birth-control mandate. That made birth control — — newly affordable to many women. The rollback could mean that hundreds of thousands of women who don't have to pay for pills and devices out of pocket could be forced to do so.

Birth-control coverage has long been in the crosshairs of some Republican lawmakers. The ACA mandate led to numerous lawsuits, including the Supreme Court case in which Hobby Lobby argued that because of its owner's religious belief the company should be exempt from paying for employee insurance plans that cover contraception. The court's decision enabled certain closely held corporations like Hobby Lobby to exclude birth-control coverage for religious reasons.

A year after the birth-control mandate took effect, there was a 5% uptick in the number of women who filled prescriptions, the . And in 2016 the teen birth rate hit an all-time low, which to the birth-control coverage guaranteed by the ACA.

Amid fears that the birth-control mandate may be repealed after Donald Trump's victory in last year's presidential election, there was a spike in the number of women who got IUDs, or intrauterine devices, that can last years.

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The Trump administration is rolling back the mandate that employers provide free birth control


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Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Trump administration is rolling back the regulations that make it mandatory for employer-provided insurance plans to provide free birth control.

The new rules, , exempt employers from a law requiring that they cover birth control if that practice contradicts their religious or moral beliefs. The change expands the group that's already exempt from the rule.

Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans have to cover birth control for women at no cost, a rule referred to as the birth-control mandate. That made birth control — — newly affordable to many women. The rollback could mean that hundreds of thousands of women who don't have to pay for pills and devices out of pocket could be forced to do so.

Birth-control coverage has long been in the crosshairs of some Republican lawmakers. The ACA mandate led to numerous lawsuits, including the Supreme Court case in which Hobby Lobby argued that because of its owner's religious belief the company should be exempt from paying for employee insurance plans that cover contraception. The court's decision enabled certain closely held corporations like Hobby Lobby to exclude birth-control coverage for religious reasons.

A year after the birth-control mandate took effect, there was a 5% uptick in the number of women who filled prescriptions, the . And in 2016 the teen birth rate hit an all-time low, which to the birth-control coverage guaranteed by the ACA.

Amid fears that the birth-control mandate may be repealed after Donald Trump's victory in last year's presidential election, there was a spike in the number of women who got IUDs, or intrauterine devices, that can last years.

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