Reporting Nancy Harty
CHICAGO (CBS) – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin sees the Obama administration’s latest compromise as making a difference in the birth control mandate debate.
The proposed federal rule would put the onus on health insurance companies to provide birth control to female employees of religious institutions, many of which have sued for exemptions from the law.
Senator Dick Durbin is hopeful this compromise will appease all sides.
“I think there is a way to do this that gives to women the options that they need to make the right health choices for themselves and their family still and doesn’t violate this basic conscience clause.”
The Democrat says insurance companies are generally supportive of covering contraception because it lowers healthcare costs.