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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Kuster Statement on Supreme Court Decision Weakening ACA’s Contraceptive Coverage Requirement

Jul 8, 2020
Press Release
**SCOTUS ruling allows private employers to opt-out of providing contraceptive coverage previously protected by Affordable Care Act**

Concord, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement by enabling private employers to opt-out of providing contraceptive coverage for their employees.

“Today’s disappointing Supreme Court decision upholding the Trump Administration rule that weakens access to contraceptive coverage sets back critical progress we have made to expand access to basic, affordable health care,” said Kuster. “The Affordable Care Act ensured that contraception is fully covered by health insurance plans – to allow employers to opt-out of covering this crucial component of preventive health care is unconscionable. I will continue working to strengthen the ACA and expand access to quality, affordable care for all Americans.”