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September 25, 2016

Senate Kills Health Care Revision Bill, Opt Out Clause Not Approved

Today, the United States Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats, voted down a bill by the Republicans. The Republicans have been trying to force a bill that would let employers choose to not give health care is they opposed to reform morally.

Supporters of the bill, which was shot down by a vote of 51-48, claimed that certain religious beliefs are violated by the health care reform and that those whose beliefs are violated should not have to adhere by the new policies.

The main issue at hand was the coverage of birth control, which is in fact against some religions. Churches were left out of the policy. But other religions companies were still in the plan.

There have been advocates for both sides of the debate. However, the extension of the coverage should not be limited to employees due to the decision of employers who personally disagree with parts of the plan.

The details of the health care reform of a few years ago are still being debated. It is unclear when, or if, the battle over health care will end.

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