Catholic Church Voices Concern About Women’s Health Care

October 15, 2010 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

Now we’d like to turn to another matter at the intersection of health and policy. As we mentioned on this program last week, new provisions of a health care reform bill went into effect last week. And among them is the requirement that new health policies provide coverage for preventative services, including things like: standard vaccines, breast and colon cancer screenings, screenings for diabetes and so on.

But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent a letter earlier this month to the Department of Health and Human Services, urging the exclusion of contraception and sterilization from that list of mandatory services of preventive care for women.

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