The Catholic Health Association is on board with the Obama administration's changes to the contraceptive coverage requirement for religious organizations. The statement from President and CEO of CHA Sr. Carol Keehan is below:
The Catholic Health Association is very pleased with the White House announcement that a resolution has been reached that protects the religious liberty and conscience rights of Catholic institutions. The framework developed has responded to the issues we identified that needed to be fixed.
We are pleased and grateful that the religious liberty and conscience protection needs of so many ministries that serve our country were appreciated enough that an early resolution of this issue was accomplished. The unity of Catholic organizations in addressing this concern was a sign of its importance.
This difference has at times been uncomfortable but it has helped our country sort through an issue that has been important throughout the history of our great democracy.
The Catholic Health Association remains committed to working with the Administration and others to fully implement the Accountable Care Act to extend comprehensive and quality health care to many who suffer today from the lack of it.