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Letter to the OMB re: refusal of health care services on moral grounds

November 17, 2008

In August 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a regulation that would expand protections for medical professionals who refuse to provide health care services that they object to on moral grounds. Policy Integrity worked with a coalition of women’s health organizations to oppose the rule based on its finding that HHS ignored the negative consequences this policy could have on access to care, especially for women seeking reproductive health services.

Today, the groups sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting that a more thorough cost-benefit analysis be done before moving forward with the rule.

Filed under Letters, Safety and Consumer Protection, Transparency