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December 10, 2013
Atlanta Catholic Archdiocese Rejects President's Birth Control Compromise, But Calls for More Talks: A Conversation with Communications Director Pat Chivers Atlanta, GA (2012-02-10) On Friday, Feb. 10th, President Barack Obama offered a compromise on the birth control mandate in the new health care reform law. It would free church hospitals, etc. from the requirement and shift the bill to insurance companies. The Catholic Church opposes birth control, and said the requirement violated its First Amendment rights as an employer. WABE's Denis O'Hayer got reaction to the President's proposal from Pat Chivers, Communications Director of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Atlanta's Catholic Archbishop Asks For Political Action Against Health Care Mandate: A Talk with Archbishop Wilton Gregory Atlanta, GA (2012-02-02) WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Atlanta Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who has urged Atlanta Catholics to organize against a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services. As part of the rules in the health care reform act, HHS has said it will require employers to cover employees' purchases of prescription birth control and similar medications. The Catholic Church opposes birth control, and calls the new mandate a violation of its 1st Amendment rights as an employer.
Georgia Receives Performance Bonus for Enrolling Kids in Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid Atlanta, GA (2011-12-28) Today 23 states were awarded federal funding for improving how they enroll children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Georgia for the first time will receive a bonus. As WABE's Rose Scott reports, the money is tied to the cost of covering children.