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The Obama administration announced final rules Friday on ObamaCare’s birth control coverage mandate.

The final rules do not substantively alter the controversial mandate, which requires most employers to cover a range of birth-control methods in their health plans without charging a co-pay or a deductible.

The policy sparked more than 60 lawsuits and pitted the federal officials against religious groups opposed to covering contraception.

HHS noted Friday that the final rules simplify the process by which the employees of religiously affiliated institutions will be able to obtain contraceptive coverage.In a similar way, under the final rules, self-insured religious group will notify their plan administrator about their objection to covering birth control, and the administrator will notify policyholders about their separate eligibility for birth-control services.
Insurance companies enlisted to provide contraception under these accomodations will receive a rebate from the federal government to offset the cost.