June 18, 2012

CHA Comments on the ANPRM on Women’s Preventive Health Services

CHA Comments on the ANPRM on Women’s Preventive Health Services”>The Catholic Health Association has recently responded to the Department of Health and Human Services with regard to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) on Women’s Preventive Health Services. The proposed rule, issued on March 21, 2012, by the IRS and the Departments of Treasury, Labor and HHS, suggests amendments to the religious exemption for certain women’s preventive health services coverage requirements. In developing their comments, CHA has consulted with a wide variety of organizations, including system and facility CEOs, advocacy directors, chief legal officers, ethicists, mission leaders, sponsors and a variety of other interested partners. The comment letter has been reviewed and approved by the CHA Board of Trustees. Additionally, we have shared these comments in a positive meeting with the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read more.